Saturday, 12 June 2010

Red

Images of dead children in Qana;
I draw red flowers
On my kids’ outstretched palms

August 2, 2006

4 comments:

  1. Please, I would like an explanatory text. Thanx

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  2. lovely, it reflects your lovely emotions to your children even when used with an horrible preface

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  3. I didn't want to put an explanation in order to keep the suggestiveness, and also because I thought the 2006 events were well known:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qana

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_shelling_of_Qana

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_Qana_airstrike

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_reactions_to_the_2006_Qana_airstrike

    So, back to the haiku: While we are being shown, on TV, the dead children being pulled from their homes' rubble, my kids, aged 3, (the age of many of the victims) innocently ignorant of what had happened, ask me to draw something on their palms. I take a big red marker and the only thing that comes to my mind is flowers.

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  4. Thanks. Nice! I thought you wanted to relate red flowers to blood so you decided to draw them on their palms. I just wanted to be sure of the context. Good to remember those days!

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