August Meeting

The two heads of white hair
bow over knees
and still, wrinkled hands
resting on gray kimonos.

On the same day in early August
they meet at Kofukuji shrine
to share silence
in the open room
facing the garden
of small blue flowers.

The wind catches
the temple bell.

– Kay Winter

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2 thoughts on “August Meeting

  1. clothespeggedpat says:

    There is such a wonder captured here in the stillness of your words – a scene as vivid and real as if I am there …. a true beauty marking a most horrific of moments in history.

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