View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Nagasaki (two haiku)

a break in the clouds
gave way to that sunrise –

the morning prayers
rose heavenward that day –

(Notes: The primary target August 9 was cloud-covered. The bomber crew went to the secondary target, Nagasaki, where a break in the clouds allowed them to drop the bomb.

Nagasaki was the most Catholic city in Japan at the time of the bombing)

Lord: We pray that atomic weapons will never be used again in war.



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