"The Weather forecast
It will be cloudy today
With a bomb or two
But kids will still find sunlight
And shower town with light drops"
From "Flowers and Bombs" by Kaoru Kobashi
Note from Pandabonium: This is a tanka poem, an ancient Japanese form which has 31 syllables divided into five lines having the pattern of 5-7-5-7-7. Tanka dates back to the early 8th century. This particular book of poems was written in 2004, in both Japanese and English, as plea for peace.