Tender winds above the snow

Tender winds above the snow
Strip layer upon layer
Bare—a winter’s worth
Of shit and suffering shown
Ground readied for this year’s crop

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Depth Charge: The first line of this poem is lifted from Kyutaro’s death poem: Tender winds above the snow/melt many kinds/of suffering (Japanese Death Poems, Hoffman, pp 97-98) in which the poet compares his dying to the gradual process of melting snow and the release that represents. For us who continue living, the melting snows represent the start of another cycle of shit and suffering.

 

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