On the hydrangeas

the weight of the morning sun

the evening sun


magnolia moon
fukushima needs petals
for everyone's heart

I am hoping that current news that the radiation is very minor is true and accurate.


In parts of Japan, the leaves of magnolia obovata are used for wrapping food and as cooking dishes.

In Japan, kōboku, is used for medicinal purposes similar to Chinese medicine, and known as hou po (厚朴) such as for anti-anxiety.


Poetry of the Day said...

i think that what they are not telling us is the fact that its not just a Japan radiation problem, but the whole northern hemisphere.

P K Padhy said...

Indeed a poetry of solace. A tribute to the brave Japanese.

P K Padhy