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The Atomic Bombing
Hatsumi Sakamoto, 3rd grade, Elementary School ※
When the atomic bomb fell,
day turned to night and
people became ghosts.


"Fire," Panel 2 of The Hiroshima Panels
by Iri and Toshi Maruki

Collection of the Hiroshima Panels Foundation Maruki Gallery

※ In 1952, when this poem was published, Hatsumi Sakamoto was a third grader in Hijiyama Elementary School, Hiroshima City. This poem is published in From under the Atomic Cloud-A Collection of Poems (Aoki Shoten).