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mono no aware (A Tanka)

#Haiku Happenings #5: Ron Lavette’s latest #tanka for #withrealtoads!

Scrambled, Not Fried

The prompt from The Imaginary Garden:

The Japanese phrase mono no aware (moh noh noh ah wah ray) refers to a wistful sadness at the passing of things. This includes leaves falling, the first frost, the ending of a relationship, the ending of an era, or death.

Under this deep snow
something green waits patiently
—or so it is said—
we can only remember
remember and remember


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