August 14, 2012

Haiga 874 - Tomizawa Kakio haiku

Haiku by Tomizawa Kakio (1902~1962, Japan). Artwork by myself.

Almost everyday now, big clouds build up in the blue sky. Soothing evening showers usually follow and bring in cool air at night.

Many many years ago, unusually big clouds appeared on Aug. 6 in Hiroshima, and three days later on Aug. 9 in Nagasaki. Both clouds shed not soothing rain but black one. Black rain on charred blackened cities. There were almost no living soul there to see the rain and feel the coolness.

The red flower here is probably the symbol of human passion and will to live, overcoming the severe circumstances.

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