Kuan Yin Temple, Chinatown, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

In the temple court
a tub to house the lotus—
the homeless man weeps,
remembering his own bed
behind the big blue dumpster.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Ruby Tuesday Too
More Carpe Diem: “Lotus”

Posted on August 3, 2015, in 5-7-5-7-7, Carpe Diem, Hawaii, Honolulu, Ruby Tuesday Too, tanka and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. A sensitive, moving poem to complement the lovely perspective of this plant.

  2. Yes, this tanka stirs the emotions…pure inspiration!

  3. A very strong emotional tanka in which you tell a whole story …chapeau!

  4. Great photo and lovely words….

  5. sad and beautiful at the same time.

  6. A tanka full of emotions.

  7. Such a poignant story beautifully penned!

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