Cherry Blossoms and Death: Andrew

03 March Cherry_01d 03 March Cherry_02d03 March Cherry_03d   03 March Cherry_04d

Because I carry
This home in my beating heart
x                             —Red blood in red soil
I’m never homesick  —knowing
Friends                   —my home will die with me


Depth Charge: For some Japanese Death Poems, click on the Red Ribbon Card above.

This year for my birthday we are having fun with Hanafuda and Tarot cards. (Another Exploded Tanka: exploded like a bursting cherry blossom.)


To see all the Hanafuda/Tarot tanka posted to date, click here.

To read the chapbook Happy Birthday Hanafuda by Andrew Grimes Griffin just click on the link. To download a pdf, right click on the link and select “Save link as…”


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  1. Pingback: Two tankas inspired by Japanese Death Poems | tankawanka

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