Tialila Kikon, teaches literature at Mount Tiyi Govt. College, Nagaland. She is currently a PhD candidate writing her thesis on Ecocriticism with reference to Toni Morrison's selected novels. Deeply in love with poerty, she is inspired by life, love and nature and believes that humanity is the only religion that can heal the world.
A few of her poems were published in 'Feminist Voices Across Cultures: A Poetry Anthology' and some of her Tanka poems appeared in 'Winter Writes: Poems, Stories & Sagas', a kindle ebook published by the Whitesboro Group of Writers, New York.
Her poems 'Indeed' and 'Children of Conflict' were selected out of 300 poems submitted by many poets from around the world and displayed at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, Vancouver, Canada on 12th March 2016, at the WIN-UNESCO World Poerty Month Celebration on the theme of Love and World Peace.
August six ninteen forty-five. It was a fine morning and the Hiroshima sky was blue without any doubt, without any fear. A sudden flash of light, a sudden thunder-clap took away the beautiful sky from millions of innocent lives. No, this wasn't the first nor the last where humanity shed tears of blood but this is where the idea of my book, PAPER CRANES took birth and I wish this beautiful legacy of peace to continue. My paper crane maker Sadako Sasaki, only two years then, jolted out by the blast was later found in their garden, confused and not knowing the reason why? She survived only to suffer silent pain for another ten years, the fear of dying and the pain of leaving behind loved ones greater than the illness of her radiated frame, a tender soul made ones too soon with grief. To ease the pain, her father often told her stories about the thousand paper cranes which inspired her to make a wish, a wish for peace so that the world would no longer carry the burden of human misery. Her sick nimble fingers started to fold a thousand paper cranes with the hope that her wish for peace be granted to her, to all the children of yesterday, today and tomorrow and to you can to me. Her prayer for peace touched the hearts of many and paper cranes have since become a universal symbol of peace, hope and recovery. The poems in this collection is a sincere reminder about the pain of divide, greed, war, intolerance, conflicts, fear and human misery, expressed with faith and hope that human beings can still find peace both within and without with a little more compassion and a little more acceptance every day.
Paper Cranes a book of poems by Tialila Kikon
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