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.
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.
Linked also to Open Link Night at dVerse.