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Tanabata Ritual

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This is an extract taken from my own poem  "The scenes of Korea". I had been lucky enough to observe the ritual while on a visit long back

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Tanabata Ritual

Walk softly and watch
The rite of Tanabata
taking away nebuta.

People write wishes
On paper strips tied to tree
Mostly to a bamboo tree


Dt. 27-8-2013
This was my first poem after my comeback on the soup. 

Contest: New Poem 
9th place win

*Tanabata (???, meaning "Evening of the seventh moon") is a Japanese star festival, originating from the Chinese Qixi Festival
** Nebuta meaning sleepiness

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Dr Ram, enjoyed your winning poem. Hugs*SKAT

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:53:00 PM
    A very interesting and unique poem! Nicely done! Congratulations on your win, as well! ...Thank you so much for the nice comments!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:03:00 PM
    Congrats - Nice going - welcome back. Ralph

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:16:00 AM
    Congrats on your win.Morgan

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!!!! this piece is so spiritual. ^_^ Y.L.N

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:21:00 PM
    Dr Ram, congratulations!!! Thanks for supporting my contest with this amazing poem and imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""The Wind."" OR blog! "Tears in Heaven" --take care Always & Forever <3 Linda

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 8:12:00 AM
    wishes and desires keep us going and indeed sleepless sometimes!!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 11:50:00 AM
    Beautiful poem enjoyed after a long time from you. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 10:48:00 PM
    I am always astounded at the many different things that people put store by Dr Ram; i think we are all at times in denial of our own insignifigance in the great scheme of things other times people embrace it..' yes a strange world..!

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your Sedoka. A new form for me. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:55:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this xxx