Mukesh Williams

Sannen-Zaka Street, Kyoto - Poem by Mukesh Williams

The child stirs
In the womb
In a breathless decent
down the narrow
stone steps of Gion
lined with sukiya chic
lacquer ware, Japanese fans,
cloisonné and metal work.

Sanctified by the incense
from Kiyomizu-dera
for easy delivery
the algid wind
from Higashiyama
surrenders to the wish
of the mother
in a swell of Kanji inspirations
on wooden tablets.

Topic(s) of this poem: birth

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 8, 2015

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