Place of refuge.
The asylum in my head,
Transports each sadness
Into my safe place –
There, imagination rules.
© Dane Smith-Johnsen
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conent and in word usage than classical waka, and there is now greater room for individual creativity within the
conventional framework of the form….”
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2010