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.

5 comments:

Devika said...

ohh! that's sad about the children...they must be playing outside,

yet, the haiga looks joyful...nice, Kuni-san :)

wishes,
devika

Karol Rosiak said...

"(...)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.(...)"

Kuni - san,
I'm so sad...

Karol

Alan Summers said...

The poem is great fun, and a lovely haiga.

I hope the financial institions might think of a way to give those children at least a couple of weeks away somewhere not as affected maybe?

Alan

kuni_san said...

We have here in my city a summer program for kids, organized by the Tenrikyo Church HQs. I'm sure many kids from the area will participate. Every year we welcome more than 200,000 children.

Alan Summers said...

That's fantastic Kuni_san! It's always gratifying to see a church do such good work with the children.

Alan