war heroes’ lost lives
flower shower hailed in grave
aimed at blooming peace
I had two different interpretations of this senryu.
➟ A man who died without mental peace was showered flowers in the graveyard during burial for his soul to rest in peace.
➟ Soldiers died in a war. People who witnessed the losses showered flowers on their graves hoping to make their death meaningful, expecting peace on land.
Flower Children are young people who lay flowers at the graves of war casualties to advocate love and peace.