Hiroshima Haiku

By: Pavit Jogia (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Competition Year: 2016
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Evil little boy
Got lost on the wide island
Can we forgive him?

EXPLANATION: Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry that is 3 lines long, lines 1 and 3 consist of 5 syllables and line 2 is made up of 7 syllables. This poem is written is the perspective of the Japanese following the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima. ‘Evil little boy’ refers to the name of the Uranium atomic bomb ‘little boy’ or could also be used to describe Harry S. Truman, the US president at the time who commissioned the attack. Hiroshima in Japanese translates to ‘the wide island’ in English but this line could also commemorate how the president got lost on his wide platform of power which led him to launch the attack.
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Dragos Matei:
This is brilliant
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Wtf dragos