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Katsushika Hokusai.  Phoenix.  WikiArt.

red to black     
between lightning strikes  
petals on the water  –
the phoenix smolders on the waves
with the shore never nearer

For Carpe Diem Utabukuro #6
Moonflowers

My tanka was inspired by this one, by Akitsu Ei:

I hear:
“If there’s an inferno,
make your way to its depths.”
A cockscomb flower
on the water.


Akitsu Ei, 1979

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