This week, my country commemorates the flood disaster of 1953. Especially my region, Zeeland, had a lot of damage and many people drowned…
The Department of Waterways and Public Works started building the Delta Works in the year following the Great Flood of 1953. The massive project, with 3 locks, 6 dams and 5 storm surge barriers, was completed in 1997.
|Weet het water nog
dat het eens het land innam
waar we nu wonen
|Does the sea recall
that it once flooded the land
that we now live on
I submit this haiku to Haiku my Heart
Hello dear Marit. A very poignant post. The powers of nature… are beyond anything we humans can really comprehend. Until we do. I think the sea does remember… we are all so intertwined and connected. Or disconnected depending on how you/we look at it. Now, I will remember with you. Thanks my friend, for sharing this with us today.
A ShutterBug Explores says
Wow! ~ that was a disaster that I hope never happens again ~
Out a negative you created a contemplative haiku ~ bravo!
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Magical Mystical Teacher says
I think the sea has a longer memory than we humans do.
What nature does and why who can fathom?
oh friend please forgive my late arrival. something epic and unfortunate demanded my attention. this is such an amazing post. especially as the earthquake in Turkey and Syria brings us all to our knees. so interesting that people often expound on the peace of nature-when it is a force to be reckoned with.
happy to share the first buds of spring on sing the praises of our dear friend lea!- yes- haiku my heart is finally posted and waiting!