Maple Leaf

Great wind.
Gentle snap.

Maple leaf falls. Beetles wield forked heaven arcs. Through a great
blaze the maple leaf drifts without burn.

Great wind.
Red kite, no string.

Maple leaf in clouds. Twisting in dancing dragon paths. Spinning
two-fold with a burning feather.

Great wind.
Red boat, vast azure.

Maple leaf down river. Gossamer dragonflies avoid trout. Heaven vast
mountains over human drama. Fireworks under the bright dipper.

Great wind.
Effortless help

Maple leaf by the shore. New trail opened by catfish swipe.
Wandering monk plucks it from the water. To hold dharmic space together.

hiroshige_maples7~~~

Image found here: http://printsofjapan.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/momiji-%E7%B4%85%E8%91%89-the-japanese-and-their-love-affair-with-the-maple-tree/

Inspired by Ryokan’s poetry.

About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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One Response to Maple Leaf

  1. WabiSabi says:

    Very haiku -like in the feel and presentation of your poem! You’ve piqued my interest ….in Ryokan and in skyraftwanderer! I must return to look around! Thank you!My Heart is Beating with Wishes

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