Monday, April 29, 2013

NaPoWriMo #29: Four Seasons with Japanese


Para-para, para-para
Raindrops sprinkle pink sakura
Petals overflow the gutter


Kira-kira, kira-kira
Sun hits lake and shines like glitter
On stones matsu needles gather


Para-para, para-para
Crimson leaves blow hither-thither
From momiji, shadows scatter


Chira-chira, chira-chira
Snowflakes hit the ground and wither
Ume's budding, I wait eager

--April 29, 2013
Prompt: Write a poem incorporating at least 5 words in a different language.  (I, of course, picked Japanese.)

Japanese Glossary
Para-para: The sound of a light rain or of leaves dropping
Sakura: Cherry
Kira-kira: Light shining off a reflective surface
Matsu: Pine
Momiji: Maple
Chira-chira: The sound of snow lightly falling
Ume: Plum

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