Strangers Watch

crescent moon fades into the empty sky
a women’s hair unfurls, and unfurls as rice stocks sink, and sink
a neighbours gaze cranes over a wall of a thousand bricks
words simply won’t come to roost under a strangers watch

Ehon_Hyaku_Monogatari_Futakuchi-onna~~~

Crescent moon retreats into an empty sky,
rice stocks plummet as a women’s hair grows long.
Over heaven tall walls a passerby arches her gaze,
words simply won’t roost under a strangers watch.

Hokusai_rokurokubi~~~

Image one found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futakuchi-onna

Image two found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rokurokubi

Walking in a yokai wonderland.

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About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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3 Responses to Strangers Watch

  1. Jayde-Ashe says:

    Love these poems. Great images too.

  2. kanzensakura says:

    amazing words. incredible images.

  3. joanna says:

    love both versions, especially the last lines. exquisite as always. found these images particularly fascinating, too.

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