O Perigee Moon, be not merely beautiful tonight.
Be cold: an ice dome to cool down Fukushima.
Be harsh: a searchlight to find the missing grandfathers.
Be empty: a broad urn to carry innumerable cremains.
by Therese L. Broderick
NOTE: A Perigee Moon appears tonight. Most probably, countless Japanese haiku have been inspired by the beauty of the full moon when largest, when closest to Earth. My metaphor above is not a haiku, but it does pay tribute to the tragedy in Japan. Tonight’s moonshine will be one kind of radiation above a very different kind of radiation.