The A Dome at Hiroshima at Dusk
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Japan in Haiku 20: A Dome

A Dome

Annihilated.
City reminds us of peace.
At epicentre.

It’s an eerie feeling, our first night in Hiroshima, under a darkened sky ripped open by lightning in a violent summer storm.

The anniversary of the atomic bombing was marked here just a couple of weeks ago and we are staying just half a kilometre from the epicentre, near the Peace Park.

The storm is intense but nothing compared to the events of 69 years ago. Not sure how well we will sleep tonight and what we will make of it all.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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