Illustration by Arushi Gupta

Haiku by Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire

Illustration by Arushi Gupta
Illustration by Arushi Gupta

mid-spring in Hiroshima-
a withered sprout
in a potsherd

About the Author

Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire

A picture of how the atomic bomb attack in 1945 tore Hiroshima into “potsherds” and left its land plagued.

Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire writes from his hometown, Bolgatanga in Ghana. He is a nursing student with so much love for poetry. Some of his long verse and haiku poetry have appeared in the Lunaris Review Journal, Frogpond Magazine, Lincoln Underground Journal and many others.

About the Illustrator

Arushi Gupta

Arushi Gupta is a 20-year-old alien studying to be a dentist in Chandigarh. She is a die-hard otaku and wishes to go to Japan soon.  You can find her singing Japanese songs, making some artsy concoction or taking weird photographs in the streets of Chandigarh. You can find her works here.

Blessmond’s Haiku is one of the many amazing submissions we have received for the third edition of the literary collection The Machinery.

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3 thoughts on “Haiku by Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire

  1. love you Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire. You are my best poet ever. i find it very interesting all the time reading your poems. Keep the good works up. Very excellent.


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