Monday, June 24, 2013

CD: Gion Festival (Gione)

Carpe Diem #230



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at the festival
wandering the booths of wares
i lose track of time

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to see the parade
fathers hold children up high
memories to keep

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people flood the streets
ornate floats parade by me
 don't lose me in crowd

 

10 comments:

  1. Awesome Maggie, a short story about the Gion Festival caught in a nice trio of haiku. Well done.

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  2. If I didn't have a camera, I couldn't remember a tenth of the things I see!

    Summer Festival

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  3. It's so easy to lose track of time when you're simply wandering from place to place, especially at a festival!

    Gion Festival

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  4. Love each one of them..but last one is my favorite..brought back sweet memories :)

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  5. we have a 'Feast of the Fishermen' here, and these brought back memories for me....I no longer attend because of the massive crowds, but, once, it was a family fiesta....

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  6. Thank you all for comments. I removed the first haiku and added a new last haiku. Wanted one I could relate to about crowds and parades. Felt disconnected from my writing even though they were true to the prompt. At least I think fathers hold their children on their shoulders in other countries at parades. Appreciate all visits and comments. Sometimes I don't comment but I do read all.

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  7. Wonderful ... especially the last haiku. Real festival spirit.

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