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Japan The Great Wave

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Japan The Great Wave

The artist Hokusai memorialized,
In his woodblock print of raging seas, 
The great wave off Kanagawa,
That brought Nippon to its knees.

Again the modern rising sun is caught,
In the wrath of shifting plates, 
And the belch of a feral tsunami,
Which left millions unsure of their fates

Waves swallowed the archepelico. 
Mount Fuji stood at the ready to defend.
The islands won the battle with nature,
But Japans ill's will take years to mend.

Grace and will fills the souls of surviviors
Ancestors fortitude flows through their veins.
They will try to accept lifes yin and yang,
While resolving the tragedy that remains.  


The flying cranes wings are strong.
Broad and feathered to deal with lifes tests.
Through centuries they have learned  many lessons,
On how to rebuild and strengthen their nests.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2014 7:16:00 PM

    Beautifully articulated... I enjoyed reading this... Good write... Well written... Verlena

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 10:21:00 AM

    devastingly amazing, brenda... :) hugggs!

  1. Date: 5/23/2011 7:25:00 AM

    this was a great write and with so much feeling. croy

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 8:55:00 AM

    Brenda, a great and wonderful dedication... a lovely image with strength... thanks for sharing.,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 7:12:00 PM

    Japan is going through a lot, but they are a strong people, and this is a great piece of fine poetry, well writtnen.

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 7:38:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Brenda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 6:25:00 AM

    Lovely lovely write, next time soup mail me and say WAIT wait for me Debbie!!! SMOOCH

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 9:39:00 PM

    This poem is a great dedication to Japan and its strong ability to keep on surviving. The analogy of the cranes in the last stanza is superb.