Tanka and other short form poetry
This is stunning Paul. The poem turns beautifully on the words turned and change...
when i came to learn that the colors of 'turned' leaves in autumn are their real colors ... chlorophyll pumped through their veins in summer keeps them superficially (for lack of a better way to say it) green ... i was met with profound gratitude at the perseverance of the created world.the change you waited a lifetime for ... was/is worth the wait. what joy your perseverance ... to bring the gift of a changed life to you ... and this poem. i'd like to think i am from the line of leaves ... turning to my most real self at just the right time.a terribly long-winded way to say that this verse speaks life about living. it has inspired me.thank you, Paul.
good one Paul
Frank, Laure, John, thank you for your comments (& new insights Laure)finding strengthin wordson the screen
Just wow again. I have little more to say. Except that - I feel Japanese poetry has the ability to give you energy (and I mean physical, scientific energy). These poems energise me.Wow.
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