dangai mo umi mo kataribe okinawaki
cliffs and sea
with their stories to tell…
Okinawa Memorial Day
from “Haiku Dai-Saijiki” (“Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki”), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006
Fay’s Note: June 23 is a day to remember the Battle of Okinawa during WWII.
About 100,000 civilians lost their lives.