Taro Aizu’s Fukushima Gogyoshi

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In honor of the continuing victims of the Japanese national tragedy in Fukushima (3/11/11), and on the occasion of National Poetry Month, here is a moving and sobering poem about those whose lives continue to erode daily from the effects of radioactive pollution.

Videos from Gogyoshi Art Project: My Hometown Fukushima
Read more about the Gogyoshi, a poetic form invented by Taro Aizu.

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Author: Writewireless

I am a thinker, educator, and writer, who teaches English, French, design, and career skills. My articles and posts about being human, teaching, careers, parenting, travel, and world affairs have been published in various newsletters, websites, and blogs. I currently teach and inspire young people to write and to explore the world.

2 thoughts on “Taro Aizu’s Fukushima Gogyoshi”

  1. This poem really speaks to me of the corruption in the world. Imagine what the radiation could do not only to people across the pacific, but to sea animals. Its time we really took a damn stand, as futile as it sounds.
    You might be interested in this poem, which sort of preaches the threat coming to nature as well:

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