Nagasaki - an art work by T Newfields


There's an ancient ginkgo tree,
vibrant now with verdant leaves,
near a pile of scattered debris,
created another time in history.

From the rubble of this dust heap,
life triumphs as fresh tendrils rise
into a redolent summer breeze.

Nagasaki: just an ordinary city of medium size?
Or testament that, despite many obstacles,
the human spirit still thrives?