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Caetano Veloso Tonada de Luna llena

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Toy on Target


'Crucifixion with darkened sun' - Egon Schiele

1
Dropping
toys
instead of bombs
for the Festival of the
Children
that
said the market
researchers
will doubtlessly
make an impression
It has made
a great
impression
on the whole world


2
If the aeroplane
had dropped the toys
a fortnight ago
and only now the
bombs
my two children
thanks to your kindness
would have had
something to play with
for those two weeks


(On the day of the Vietnamese "Festival of the Children" US bombers dropped toys, even on villages where shortly before children had been killed by their bombs)


Thank you to Roland Rance for sending this poem.

Erich Fried


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