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Summer 2007
Issue #10

Howard Camner, USA
A Far Cry

Arlene Distler, USA
For the Women of Afghanistan

Michael Estabrook, USA
Forgiving Us Still

Joachim Frank, USA
How Do I Feel?

Cory Thomas Hutcheson, Czech Republic

John Kay, Germany

Caroline Maun, USA
The Abdication of the Bees

Roger Singer, USA
In That Moment

Harry Youtt, USA
I Shall Not Tell You What Happens To The Duck

Changming Yuan, Canada
Soliloquy of a Supersoldier

Martha Braniff, USA
Voices Calling

David V. Gibson, USA
This One I Know

Laurel Lundstrom, USA
Disengage Me, Displace Me

Dorit Sasson, Israel
Going Home

Road Like a River

Russell Reece, USA
Ensign Henry's Replacement (1968)

Townsend Walker, USA
Mort pour la France


Beverly Mills, USA
The Dark Echo Forgets - appeared on the Submissions page of the summer 2007 edition

Anthony Santella, USA
War Widow - appeared on the Humanitarian Sites page of the summer 2007 edition

Sarah Shaw, USA
Embracing the Earth - appeared on the front page and artist's page of the summer 2007 edition

Sharon Carter, USA
1000 Cranes - on this page

With thanks to Sharon Carter for her photography on this page entitled 1000 Cranes. Ms. Carter has a medical degree from Cambridge University. She is a co-editor of Literary Salt, an online journal featuring poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art and photography. She was a recipient of a Hedgebrook residency in 2001 and a Jack Straw writer in 2003.

Raving Dove Online Literary JournalThe paper crane has become an international symbol of peace in recent years as a result of its connection to the story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. At age 11, Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, "the atom bomb" disease. Sadako's best friend told her of an old Japanese legend whereby anyone who folded a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her wish to get well. She went to work on the paper cranes and as legend has it, completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955, at the age of twelve.

In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in Hiroshima Peace Park. The following is inscribed at the bottom of the statue:

"This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace in the world".

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