Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gayatri Lakhiani Chawla writes

Pilgrim’s Journey

Are you the lad who took the journey East
to the land of the rising Sun?
He walked from the North waters heading East
clutching a mariner’s compass in the right hand
an earthenware jar of gold shimmer in the left
a cherry blossom on his maroon coat planted by his mother.

Childhood is a box of matches
on a yellow dusted leaf
of jaundiced ginkgo bonsai
waiting to be torched by time.
We sieve the days of grey clouds hovering a fruit farm
letting the rains soak our souls with evanescent abandonment.
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Pilgrimage To The Sacred Mountain With 3 Figures -- Alan Kenny

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