subway explosions --
on the Rhine ferry
strangers talk

—Angelika Wienert

One year ago today, four bombs exploded in the London subway, taking the lives of 52 people and injuring more than 700 others. (Yahoo News, London Times)

first publication of the ku:
Asahi Haikuist Network, Asahi Shimbun, 2005; editor: David McMurray

About the author: Angelika Wienert, born 1956 in North Rhine Westfalia (Germany) where I still live. I try to write haiku since 2002.

Contact: wienertnorbert at aol dot com


Responses to the haiku for 7 July 2006 by Angelika Wienert

    Kala Ramesh
    2006-07-07 09:13:42

    Hi Angelika,

    Lovely one!

    Your ku brought back all the memories of that day to my mind....
    My son had just taken up his first job in London and we heard the news on TV - our frantic calls to him.

    Even after we heard his voice . . . the anxiety remained.
    - kala

    2006-07-07 10:05:07


    Vasile Moldovan (vasilemoldovan at yahoo dot com)
    2006-07-07 10:14:35

    -Where are their homesw
    and where are their families?!
    -Here and nowhere...

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-07-07 15:36:58

    million on
    500 trains

    today, 2 minutes of silence

    Lesley Dewar
    2007-09-21 19:49:53

    A day that needs to be remembered, so thank you Angela.

    Flower petals fall
    On graves of centuries past
    While bombs burn your heart

    I wrote this sitting in the churchyard just off Piccadilly Square under a huge old magnolia tree in blossom.

    2009-07-16 16:48:57

    one over the bridge
    blackbirds in flight
    one beneath the bridge