Birthday – solo no renga – May 22, 2015


her small hands
touching the temple bell –
an imprint of innocence

© Anmol (HA)

the gong vibrates at dawn
monks light joss sticks and candles

ritual prayers
echo through the air
she listens calmly

among the ancient trees
a single ray of light shines

who is the lady
she never names her name
though she walks with all

familiar but nameless
companion to one and all

visiting all
she makes her presence felt
leaving her imprint

the temple bell now tarnished
these white hairs have grown overnight

another year gone
she walks on another path
touching one and all

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Ha’s birthday – Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Heeding Haiku with Ha!