Friday, April 7, 2017


[Child and Mask, 1955 by Kaoru Kawano;
from Google dot com]

A smile rules the doll's house
A story now is told
Ever a cuddly audience
Assembled there to hear

The Buddha sits in silence
Rice cakes set in his plate
The sweet scents of incense
Rise to dissipate

When sticky little fingers
Of a urchin standing by
Edges close to Buddha's plate
His rice cakes to deplete


garden Buddha
incense and birdsong
an offering
for ancestor's tales
retold in Spring buds
RICE CAKES© gillena cox 2017

Blog hopping today with
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Kerry Says ~ Let's Paint a Picture
Kerry Gives the option to choose works from selected artists and write a new poem using the technique of Ekphrasis.


7th April 2015