One edge
hanging over the mountain--
the Milky Way

---Shiki
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wood of oaks
laid bare by autumn
- balls of mistletoe

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bois de chênes
mis à nu par l'automne
- des boules de gui

4 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

and a majestic skyline, I'm sure. Lovely.

Alan Summers said...

Hi Damien,

Is bois de chênes a park or common land woods?

It literally means wood oaks, or 'Wood Oaks' which is a nature reserve or even a school.

I know what you mean about a ball of mistletoe, as I can see a huge ball of mistle when I wait for a train at Bradford on Avon.

I hadn't realised they could be balls as well as 'dangling'. ;-)

How many balls of mistletoe were there?

Do you have larches with mistletoe where you live as well?

Alan

Damien Gabriels said...

Hi Alan,

it's just a common wood that I've seen from the highway. As there is no more leaves, nothing hides balls of mistletoe, and each tree had its one : a curious vision !

Thank you for your comments

Alan Summers said...

Hi Damien,

What wonderful poetry you say in your 'plain prose'. ;-)

"it's just a common wood that I've seen from the highway. As there is no more leaves, nothing hides balls of mistletoe, and each tree had its one : a curious vision !"

Maybe something like this, as a tanka?

just a common wood
from the highway
I see no more leaves
yet each tree has its own
ball of mistletoe


all my best,

Alan
Area 17
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