June 7, 2017

Earth Song plus Okami Poem Video

Earth Song: Waka or Yamato-Uta

“Hark! The call of the heavens, the earth, the sea...”
—Ushiwaka, Okami


Flute music floats down
like a leaf upon the breeze.
The forest is calm.
We could reminisce, but you?
You just want to pick a fight.


You keep showing up
spouting half-baked prophecies,
crashing around, loud
as the waves on the sea cliffs,
sad as the ghosts in the deep.


The past weighs on you,
but I would rather you be
your space-cadet self.
Let me give you my shoulder
to cry on, and to climb on
to keep your head in the clouds.

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