Two Haikus For Refugees

1) 行きつつも なおも思いし 祖国の地

 

Yukitsutsumo naomo omoishi sokokunochi

 

Having left the homeland,

They remember it.

Having left for protection,

They pray for peace.

 

2) 紙一枚 命の手綱 渡すのみ

 

Kami ichimai  inochinotazuna watasunomi

 

Asylum seeking

Documents

Refugee status

One procedure

One paper

Decides a life.

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Woroni, Woroni Radio and Woroni TV are created, edited, published, printed and distributed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and emerging. We acknowledge that the name Woroni was taken from the Wadi Wadi Nation without permission, and we are striving to do better for future reconciliation.