Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prayers Will Be Heard

"Plum Tree" by Ogata Kōrin (尾形 光琳, 1658 - 1716)

season's heart


ocean tears rain - 
haru kaze caresses 
our face of sorrows

plum blossoms guide 
the season's heart.


Poem ©2011 by R. Burnett Baker 



11 comments:

  1. beautiful prayer man...beautiful

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  2. I read this out loud as a prayer. Lovely. Thanks, Rick.

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  3. A lovely, lovely blog. I need to come back to explore it more thoroughly.

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  4. does haru kaze refer to destroyer?
    Spring being our redemptional guide

    and yes, it is

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  5. Suz, haru kaze (or harukaze or haru o kaze which is a phonetic translation) refers to "spring wind". After WWII the limited Japanese navy in the mid-1950's came out with an anti-submarine destroyer that was referred to as a "Harukaze Destroyer.:"

    Thanks to Tess, Brian, Dave and "Fluid" for you kind visits!

    Rick

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  6. Oh now the poem is even more beautiful
    thank you
    and leave it to the Japanese to call a destroyer spring wind...love it

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  7. love the last two lines, beautiful seasonal words.

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  8. Very beautiful -- just the right words for this sad time.

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  9. May the spring breeze bring comfort.
    Wonderful screen!

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  10. i wrote your poem on my wall. i guess i will read it before i sleep. it is so delicate, i have to read/say every line slower. thanks for this, Rick.

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