Tanka 09

Masaoka Shiki

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two feet tall,
the crimson-budded roses,
their young thorns
tender in
the soft spring rain

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  • KathieLash

    Just stumbled upon this one again, used to read it when i was youngr. Them roses sure takes me back, yanno. Somethin' about that young tenderness amidst the prickly thorns in the rain. makes ya think bout life n stuff. Very beautful images. Always nice to remind one of the softer things in life... nature n all that jazz.