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Nagareboshi - Shooting star

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Below is the poem entitled Nagareboshi - Shooting star which was written by poet Debbie Guzzi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Nagareboshi - Shooting star

blackest night aglow
icy harbinger of doom
near now, make seas rise
send shivers through ancient tombs
blue earth beware night sky 

temple bells ring out
monks in orange robes chant ohm
flocks of sparrows flee
lava hisses through fissures
blue earth beware the night sky

blackest night aglow
bodies meet in heavens flight
deep within plates move
crusts crush mountain tops high
blue earth beware the night sky

yurei* call rise, hide
the sacred toreii** gate falls
guard dogs howl the moon
harbinger of endings drone
blue earth, beware the night sky


*yurei, angry ghost
**toreii gate, arch before a Shinto Shrine

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  1. Date: 12/20/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Many congrats on your win Debbie--hope you're enjoying your vacation

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:04:00 PM
    Debbie, congratulations on giving Tracie, "What she rEaLlY rEaLlY WaNt-ed"..lol... always~ PD.....

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 4:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Debbie love xx

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 12:22:00 AM
    Congrats. Andrea......Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 12/18/2012 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh my I called you Andrea, my apologies Debbie? I got lost in all the names I was doing. Congrats Debbie...Seren
  1. Date: 12/12/2012 4:38:00 PM
    ahhh, here I can see the extended version of that other one. Awesome, Debs.

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 1:38:00 PM
    i googled it too. i loved the rap song i found.

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 6:17:00 PM
    : ) Your tanka was taken from this poem!! : ) Silly me, I google Nagareboshi and you've already translated it. The repetitive line sounds apocalyptic. Very nice, Deborah.

  1. Date: 12/11/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Should we fear this asteroid? I believe we just get a lot of beautiful shooting stars from it! This is a powerfully told write my friend! I enjoyed reading every line of it this evening! What a delight it was to read, Great Work!!