Friends of Nanao Sakaki fought the good ecology fight— but they didn’t win ‘em all.On August 9, 1945, a young Japanese air force radar operator, Nanao Sakaki detected a B-29 heading north and then witnessed a mushroom cloud rise over Nagasaki. After the War, Nanao became a worldwide-traveler and an ecology-activist poet. While walking throughout the U. S. he collected friends like Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder and Gary Lawless. For Japan, Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder lent their names in a successful effort to stop a dam from being built and thwarted construction of an airport on top of a coral reef. Another Nanao friend, Kazu Kawamoto, stated nearly thirty years ago: “…most Japanese still seem to believe that humans can control nature. One tenth of all earthquakes on the Earth occur on and near the Japanese Islands. But 52 nuclear power plants are in operation and 20 more are planned … It is just stupid. I wonder how we can change this situation before THE (my caps) catastrophe. Not much time left.” (from Nanao or Never, Blackberry Books, 2000)This I believe: Poets see and speak the truth more than politicians ever do.
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