I wanted to write a haiku today, for Japan. But nothing I could write would ever feel sufficient enough, or delicate enough, or helpful enough.
Then I found this video post from Jenn, an American teaching in Japan, and her words are excellent.
Better still, she offers links and suggestions for ways to help Japan and the Japanese people, and she urges not only donations but also activism. Please, after you watch her video, visit those links.
(Later, if you have time, read Jenn’s most recent post, in which she does, somehow, amazingly, find the strength to compose a poem for Japan.)
As an update- yes, I felt the earthquake and am experiencing aftershocks. My town lies on the southern coast of Hokkaido and was partly evacuated. The tsunami surge did raise the water levels here but **I am fine.** Thankfully, all of my friends have been safely located. The Tohoku region of Japan is in dire need of prayer and assistance. The death toll is steadily rising and the damage is catastrophic. Please pray. [youtube=http://www.youtube.co … Read More
I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.
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