Milky Way

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a river of light
captured by the air, turning,
spinning outside in—

uncontained by outlines–this
arc of souls with wings sailing

A tanka for Frank Tassone’s Milky Way Haikai Challenge.

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The Milky Way is, mythologically speaking, a roadway built by the gods linking heaven and earth–souls and birds use it for traveling between the two worlds.

Just so.

Linked also to Open Link Night at dVerse.

 

23 thoughts on “Milky Way

  1. This poem is the kind of thing I like to think about as I am going to sleep – the imagery gives me a sense of going home, of rest, and the future, no matter where my soul is tomorrow, not something to be feared.

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