One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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cold pale sun
oak leaves rustle
under my feet

2 comments:

Alan Summers said...

Ah oak leaves!

There's an interesting allusion to the military use of oak leaves as insignia for extraordinary bravery.

Alan

Dennis Tomlinson said...

Yes, I was thinking along similar lines - the oak leaves decorating the kepi of General de Gaulle, for example. Then the glory fades.