April 26, 2011
Haiga 573 Connie Donleycott haiku
Haiku by Connie Donleycott of USA. Artwork by myself.
Spring is in its full now: sun shining, flowers blooming, new leaves opening up. At parks, yards, and on streets, children's laughters add to the mood of this delightful season.
I heard a news of children in Fukushima not being allowed to play outside because of radiation precaution measure. Even far away areas from the restricted ones are under this measure. Children are staying indoor, playing with crayons and paints, and games and songs. While enjoying the indoor play, they certainly want to go outside time to time, into the sun and run around, jump up and down, just like the kids in the haiga.
According to the schedule reported by the government, containment process of radiation will take 6 to 9 months. This means that the children will miss outdoor fun in summer and autumn. Do feel sorry for them.