VII BAMBOO THICKET (1954)
Bamboo thicket were the only shelter for
"It wasn't an earthquake.But what
"A ball of flame bombs?"
"It was some kind of bomb."
"No,it was a death ray."
"There was a flash and boom..."
"No,there wasn't any boom in Hiroshima.
It must have been too loud.
The people called that unknown thing
Just outside Hiroshima stood mane bamboo
The bamboo stalks were all burnt on
facing the city center.
The homeless found refuge in the thickets
and there one by one breathed their
We no longer had the courage to answer
pleas foe help.
There was no more space in our house
the wounded to lie.
Among the multitude of corpses under
Bridge,a human figure whose age or
one could tell,finally slumped in death
After all those long days since August
There was no one to take away the corpses--
A typhoon and flood in early September
the all way out to sea.