World Poetry Day

“By paying tribute to the men and women whose only instrument is free speech, who imagine and act, UNESCO recognizes in poetry its value as a symbol of the human spirit’s creativity. By giving form and words to that which has none – such as the unfathomable beauty that surrounds us, the immense suffering and misery of the world – poetry contributes to the expansion of our common humanity, helping to increase its strength, solidarity and self-awareness.”

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Death Poem-Hojo Ujimasa

Hôjô Ujimasa 1538-1590 

  Autumn wind of eve, 

blow away the clouds that mass 

over the moon’s pure light 

and the mists that cloud our mind, 

Please sweep away as well. 

Now we disappear, 

well, what must we think of it? 

From the cosmos we came. 

Now we may go back again. 

That’s at least one point of view.