Today we visit with the world renowned poetess Chiyo-Ni. Carpe Diem Haiku Kai dedicates this post to the people who died when their airplane of Malaysia Airlines was shot down recently over the Ukraine killing 298 people of which 192 were Dutch. The Netherlands and the world mourns them.
Chèvrefeuille has chosen this haiku to express that mourning:
cool clear water
and fireflies that vanish
that is all there is…
This is Chèvrefeuilles haiku:
leaving just tears –
And now I will attempt this difficult task:
under the Ukraine stars
© G.s.k. ’14
Oh my, Georgia, that is quite powerful!! One feels the dead silence.
These things are just so trribly senseless … dries up my words.
Yes, the tragedy happened that fast: laughter, then silence.
Only a Dreadful Silence
Tragedy is often like that … one minute everything is normal and then …
a beautiful response.
such thinks leave me without words …
me too. I don’t think I can post on it. there were 28 Australians and 9 permanent Australian residents on board, too. really very sad.
Sad and senseless … I know what you mean … it was not easy to write anything.
When the tears of laughter turn to sadness… the world, most of it – is in mourning.
So many families having to move forward with difficult steps to different futures.
In Italy, a plane left from Bologna going to Sicily (Ustica) … a figher plane shot it down … all passengrs were lost. There were war games on … we’ve never known if it was shot down by the Americans, a rone Libyan (his plane was found in Lucania a short while later, French or Italians. It’s all so senseless and tragic. The families are hardest hit, they will want at least to know why … they deserve justice. But I think they’ll get neither, and that is so very sad.
There is much that the citizens of any country do not know in regards to the politics of war.
May the families find peace.
I agree … may the femilies find peace.