The bird on the hand

The bird on the hand

2 May 2016

masao yamamoto eikyo es small things in silence
Courtesy Masao Yamamoto eikyo.es

 

Grey dawn awakens

Sleepy grasshoppers stretching

In drizzle of light

Idle thoughts in the half-light

Stir lazily in my mind

 

Silent butterflies

Flutter in the morning rays

That slowly emerge

My restless hands stretch outwards

Craving gift of the sun’s warmth

 

Silent observer

Tiny sparrow lands promptly

Perched on my fingers

Turned master of life and death

I lift my hand gingerly

 

The bird on the hand

Watching clouds fly in the sky

Blue dreams of springtime

Within bosom hopes of sun

Spiral towards lost freedom

 

Wanton prisoner

Delaying its onward flight

The sparrow hops twice

Curious mind discovering

I repeat the lost trials

 

The clouds gather dark

Their rims stripped of all linings

Stand dry tone on tone

Knaves take shelter the soonest

While the brave dance in the storms

 

Reading of the poem: 

masao yamamoto 21steditions com
Courtesy Masao Yamamoto on 21steditions.com

Masao Yamamoto – Photography with music of John Williams (Morning)

Masao Yamamoto – The Space between Flowers

Masao Yamamoto – Haiku with music of Joe Hisaishi, “Sakura”

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