Friday, 12 August 2011

Whisper in the air

Haiku Heights 

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Whisper in the air
”Don’t ever forget!” - I hear
Alone and so sad
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The form of poetry here is the Senryu. A senryu is a three line verse, originating in Japan, that deals with emotions rather than nature. It is similar to the haiku, and has a 5 – 7 – 5 syllabic format.Leo – Host of HH.

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The idea to place a monument on the river embankment to the victims of the Arrow Cross terror belongs to Gyula Pauer, Hungarian sculptor awarded the Kossuth-prize, and to his friend Can Togay. The monument contains of 60 pairs of iron shoes, forming a row of about 40 metres. It is a commemoration dedicated to the victims of the fascist Arrow Cross party who shot the people right into the river, sparing themselves the hard work of burials. The victims had to take their shoes off, since shoes were valuable belongings at the time.” Shoes.

13 comments:

Mimmi said...

Det var tur jag läste vad du hade skrivit .. för jag satt och undrade över varför det fanns så många skor där :)
kram/Mimmi

Kerstin: said...

Känner att jag är helt tagen av bilderna och beskrivningen av skorna.

Mathildes Eden said...

Hei Birgitta! Dette var et fascinerende minnesmerke over en forferdelig udåd. Kan ikke for at det minner meg om det som skjedde på Utøya i Norge i juli. Nydelig fotografert! Tusen takk for kommentaren hos meg. Ønsker deg enriktig trivelig helg!

Mathildes Eden said...

Og... siden jeg elsker å ta bilder, legger jeg meg som følger her hos deg. Kjekt å få nye bloggvenner i hele Norden!

Christine said...

this was amazing, thank you so much for the photo's and history behind the sculptures, this was very moving

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is a very sobering and moving post.

Gowthami Nandigala said...

Touching lines and an informative post!

Neni said...

interesting, i've never known and heard before that this monument is existed.
I could trace the nuance of sadness here...

Lola said...

This post was quite educational an exceptionally well written. Such a sad post, but it's good for us to remember.

beccagivens said...

Haunting and powerful!

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

I am touched by that account and the significance of the sculptures. How horrific. Mankind must never forget, as your haiku insists.
Rosie

haikudoyou said...

Wow -heart wrenchingly beautiful senryu and picture

Leo said...

Eloquent and emotional haiku.. You say it well, Birgitta!

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