Poets tend to respond to events impacting the human condition through the medium of their craft, therefore the recent earthquake and tsunami, plus the current nuclear threat that have engulfed Japan will likely generate many poems when National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month kicks off April 1, 2011. Many have pledged their solidarity through verse already.
Nuclear Snow in Japanese Springtime is presented as part of the international chorus of voices raised in support of Japanese people, both in their homeland and those on other shores watching from a distance. It is followed by a list of recommended links readers may visit to contribute to humanitarian aid efforts on behalf of the victims of the catastrophe. To read the poem in its entirety please click the following link: