Theme: Observation

The Gion-machi, Kyoto

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The crisp evening air
The shamisen across
Shirakawa canal,
The auricomous winter reeds
Praying in moonlit waters,
The machiya silhouetted.
Somewhere in the dark ochaya
On rice fresh tatami mats
The recherché geiko
In emerald green kimono
Serves whipped tea
To audacious guests.
The dragons at Kennin-ji
Remember the crackling fire
And the whizzing arrows
And send a message in
Zen, Shingon and Tendai,
Survive and relax.

Image © Mukesh Williams


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Comment GOOD descriptive composition but give some footnotes on the foreign words used to make the poem more enjoyable.

prafulla sahu
04-Mar-2012 22:23 PM

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