“Auschwitz sign theft: wanted man arrested in Stockholm” (Kath Abela Wilson)

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sign stolen
from the entrance to Auschwitz
in its absence
a small patch of grass
through the snow

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Headlines:

Original Article: “Poland police question men over stolen Auschwitz sign” (BBC News)

Update: “Auschwitz sign theft: wanted man arrested in Stockholm” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Guy Shaked

    Dear Kath. Your haiku reminded me of a poem in Hebrew about the Kishinev pogrom by H. N. Bialik about how nature keeps on being beautiful and indifferent to a massacre. Thanks for a very strong image and haiku.

  2. Chen-ou Liu

    This tanka is divided into two parts: strophe and antistrophe (in the classical Greek sense of the word). And the concluding imagery is emotionally powerful, and it could be read as a authorial comment on this event through the objective description of natural phenomenon, one that that is tightly structured with a deep emotional; undercurrent.

    Kath, an engaging read. Thanks for sharing.

    Chen-ou

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