Earthquake Haiku

Friday, May 16, 2008

children’s backpacks
saved in rows and columns
on broken concrete


6 Responses to “Earthquake Haiku”

  1. Pam said


    This is heart breaking. It has been difficult to listen and see all the news from China this week. And so soon after the tragedy in Myanmar.

  2. noahthegreat said


    Good write, though.

  3. dsnake1 said

    the most haunting image i have seen of the pictures of the quake was that of a of a dead child, probably not more than 6 years old, under a pile of rubble, with one of her shoes atop the rubble. guarantee to bring a tear to your eyes.

    deborah, there’s so much in those few words you’ve written.

  4. janetleigh said

    Like I said on my blog, Deborah, this haiku just tears at my heart with sadness. So much death and destruction over such a short span of time. It’s almost unbearable to fathom all the loss of lives.
    Very poignant work here, Deborah. Kudos!

  5. whypaisley said

    i had to change my domain name to please change your links and or feed as necessary

    all you will have to do is remove the – from between why and paisley,, everything else will remain the same and will redirect you to the correct page…. sorry for the inconvenience…

  6. It’s utterly heart-rending. Sniff. I carry images, too, in my head, of what I’ve seen in the news…

    The scene you’ve portrayed here is so real, and so close. Powerful write.

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