A Hundred Words for Sorrow

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Thousands of dolphins are slaughtered in Taiji.

How can sunrise be peppered with such death?

 

Too much wailing happens before midday.

Before the murdering, a mother cradles her young.

 

Children do not understand levels of mercury rising.

Waves leave blood prints on stones at morning.

 

Can any ray of light reach this kind of suffering?

A harvest moon brightens when she honors a newborn.

 

Dolphins recognize their reflections in a mirror.

White birds flee from darkness where innocents die.

 

Blossoms fall from bridges into a helpless ocean.

These lines contain a hundred words for sorrow.

 

~ by dianeklammer on February 18, 2013.

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