(1665-1718 / Japan)

Ashes - Poem by Hokushi

ashes, my burnt hut
but wonderful the cherry
blooming on my hill

Form: Haiku

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (6/2/2016 2:44:00 PM)

    about cherry blossoms in the Japanese culture:

    Cherry blossoms are the most beloved flower of the Japanese people. They bloom for a brief time and are very fragile, symbolizing the transience of life; this symbolism harmonizes well Buddhist teachings. Masses of cherry blossoms are used as metaphors for clouds. Falling cherry blossoms are likened to snow, and are used as a metaphor for a warrior killed in his youth.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010

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