70th anniversary

hiroshima memorial tree - tavistock square
There were no heroes at Hiroshima
only ghosts, ashen and torn
aliens in atomised urbanity

There were no heroics after Singapore
only skeletons, fallen from grace
bottomless, pitiless surrender

From such pieces
we make peace

© Laura Granby 2015


4 thoughts on “70th anniversary

  1. This is so very fine, Laura. I have always been haunted by Hiroshima. Your words and image are intensely moving. They do have a sense of true heroism – having the courage and intention to make peace and keep it.


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