Shock waves from the September 11 attacks spread far and wide. Gander, a small town in Newfoundland, faced a surprise landing of 38 flights diverted from United States airspace. The musical “Come from Away”, tells their story…how townsfolk sheltered thousands.
when terror sundered heaven
candles in the dark
Newfoundland and Labrador, a large island in the North Atlantic Ocean, is the easternmost province of Canada. It is nicknamed the “Rock”. I chose to feature this broadway musical “Come from Away” for Carpe Diem #1409 Broadway (extreme haibun). Limiting myself to 55 words or less for this extreme haibun was a challenge.
Below is a performance of “Welcome to the Rock”: