Tuesday, September 18, 2012

lost kodama (poem 18/30)


once upon a long time ago
an old tree continued to grow

in it lived so many little spirits
protected by the tree's big trunk and thick bark

but one day came, not too long ago
in comparison to the life of the tree

on that day, the tree was torn from its roots
in a great flood that swept the forests

and the all the kodama were washed away
towards the towns and cities

today, the kodama find shelter
in the most peculiar places

lost as they are, away from the forest
and the trees they grew up knowing best

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