May 4, 2011
Haiga 578 Pamela M. Ness haiku - Manhattan
Haiku by Pamela M. Ness (USA). Artwork by myself.
Pamela's haiku here reminds me of the WTC Twin towers. The haiku was written after 9.11, so I assume it is a homage to the towers and what they symbolized, and to the people who were affected by the tragic event. I visited the site a year after, and wrote a long haibun "Egg-shaped Stones".
The guy, who caused the tragedy, has been taken down. Yet, his influence is said to remain. I just hope that there will be no more vicious cycle.The world is getting smaller, becoming more like a village where any antagonism only leads to the destruction of the whole community. We now need a Great Thought, by which we contemplate the question as to why we are living in this world.