Ritual

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Ritual of the Seasons

I.
fresh green
leaves lull trees
into spring

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II.
lush trees
and wisteria
summer smiles

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III.
chilled wind
paints the forest
autumn red

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IV.
winter’s bite
paves the ground
in white

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Image #1: Hiroshige, Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #2: Hiroshige, Inside Kameido Tenjin Shrine (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #3: Hiroshige, In the Akiba Shrine at Ukeji (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #4: Hiroshige, Meguro Drum Bridge and Sunset Hill (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 15 Prompt: ritual

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10 thoughts on “Ritual

    • I typically don’t like to mention the season outright, either! But that’s how the cookie crumbled this time around! I’m hoping to revisit these during the rewrite phase to see if I can create more subtle imagery. 🙂

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