Maple leaves and The Tower Reversed: Emma

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12 December 4 Paulownia11 November Willow Thunder 4c

Each year the same flame
Sets the trees ablaze—red—gold
A shower of sparks
Grace notes to the fall wind’s song
And there you are—floating free

(for Emma)

This year for my birthday we are having fun with Hanafuda and Tarot cards.
Tarot_16_Tower Reversed

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


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