Aug 20, 2010

Gogyohka

My tadoku friend wrote Goghohka, kind of a poem, in her blog and it inspired me to make one myself.
It's about a hot summer day long time ago, and I was camping with my family in an isolated camp site in Kyushu. An incident took place by a river while I was watching several children happily enjoying the cool water in the river.


Up and down,
a boy was almost drowning
in the depth of a river, and his mother,
tucked to the ground, stood numb and
laughed


(It's true when you face an overwhelming situation, you're momentarily paralyzed and only able to laugh...)

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