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Tsunami as History
by LYN LIFSHIN
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Contemporary International Poetry - TSUNAMI AS HISTORY by LYN LIFSHIN, for your reading pleasure,
poetry from new and established poets and essays on writing


All the fine arts are species of poetry--Samuel Taylor Coleridge


Japanese House
Japanese House
Philippe Renon
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AS IF TIME STOPPED WEEKS LATER WE SEE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO NATURE  
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LAST NIGHT THE AFTER SHOCKS

but I am blessed to have wonderful friends.
Since my shack is even more worth of that name,
I am staying in a friend's house. We share 
supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater.
We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candle
light, share stories. it is warm, friendly, beautiful
		
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instead of blossoms
clusters of tens bloom

rose, lip color,
turquoise, jade

everything in chaos

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I have many things to write unto you but   I will not write with pen and ink
--JOHN the theologian



Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture, Kyoto, Japan
Matsumoto Castle,...
Christian Kober
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ONE WOMAN SITS WITH HER 93 YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER

and her 73 year old father.
They both need medical care
that just isn't available.
Ever since the tsunami her
grandmother only responds 
to questions with moans
look around the room and
it is the same with everyone
		
WEEKS LATER a young boy who lost his mother to the tsunami says "the most beautiful star in the sky is Mama"
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Poetry endangers the established order  of the soul - Plato



Ichinosei, Norikura, Nagano, Japan
Ichinosei,...
Rob Tilley
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WE SEE OUR RELATIONSHIP TO NATURE
the Japanese say. Others confront it, try to take it. The Japanese see humans as part of nature, riding all its tides including earth quakes. The Kanto one, in 1923 killed more than 100,000. The Japanese word for nature, shizen, is a modern one, dating back only a bit more than 100 years because traditionally there was no need to express this connection
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Tsunami as History
by LYN LIFSHIN

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