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A Japanese Wood-Carving

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High up above the open, welcoming door
It hangs, a piece of wood with colours dim.
Once, long ago, it was a waving tree
And knew the sun and shadow through the leaves
Of forest trees, in a thick eastern wood.
The winter snows had bent its branches down,
The spring had swelled its buds with coming flowers,
Summer had run like fire through its veins,
While autumn pelted it with chestnut burrs,
And strewed the leafy ground with acorn cups.
Dark midnight storms had roared and crashed among
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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 July 2020
Lovely poem and so also is the flight of imagery in it.
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Perdita Young 20 February 2018
The spring had swelled its buds with coming flowers, Summer had run like fire through its veins, While autumn pelted it with chestnut burrs, And strewed the leafy ground with acorn cups. - My best-liked lines, conjure up mental pictures, about some past excursions...
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Susan Williams 28 March 2016
This is one of the loveliest poems I have ever had the pleasure to read- - -her verses are so pure- - - - ] Once, long ago, it was a waving tree And knew the sun and shadow through the leaves Of forest trees, in a thick eastern wood. The winter snows had bent its branches down, The spring had swelled its buds with coming flowers, Summer had run like fire through its veins, While autumn pelted it with chestnut burrs,
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Ahmad Shiddiqi 31 March 2010
Gorgeous words! ! ! One of exotic pictures on Japan.
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