The Wave & The Wind

Rikuzentakata Ôfunato Kuji swept away

No trace they were ever there
Otsuchi Miyako Yamada
Sôma Namie Minamisôma Onagawa
Kesennuma Natori Ishinomaki gone,
The earth gave and the sea
Has taken away Banda Ache
Two hundred thirty thousand
Gone in the Indian Ocean wave.

I am thinking of Phuket on Boxing Day

The waters receding so fast
Fish were left on the sand flapping,
The boy drawn by hunger
Or a child’s fascination
Not knowing the danger
Walking out to catch a few
Then the immense water-wall moving
He turns, runs and is gone.

Some say the Lord taketh away

But where were healing Jesus
Allah the Merciful
When countless cries went up,
Where were the thousand hands
Of listening Kannon?
Were they in paradise, was she
Lost blissfully in a Pure Land where
Tsunami’s never happen,
Do the dead hear the whispered calls

On kaze-no-denwa, the wind phone?

 

Rayn Roberts 2017

Kaze no Denwa, The Wind Phone

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