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Haiku, monks and pharaohs

As usual Chèvrefeuille has set an interesting poetic challenge on Carpe Diem. It’s well worth reading the article about Lake Tana and its rich spiritual history.

Some of the poems inspired by this challenge are truly lovely.

I’ve followed in my fellow poets’ footprints with a tanka:

The Blue Nile flowing
from Tana, once heard the songs
of monks and pharaohs.
Now the cloisters are ruins;
the songs but faded legends.

 

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4 thoughts on “Haiku, monks and pharaohs

  1. everything in this universe is perishable only the Creator of the universe is immortal

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  2. Wow … what a wonderful tanka you have shared here. Really nice and full of spirituality.

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