Prayers in the Wind

Ema (Japanese Prayer boards) at a Tokyo Temple

Little prayer plaques in a Japanese temple rustle like leaves down a country lane. TJ Paris Photography©

 The red and gold brushed
Autumn leaves down winding lanes
Refreshing nature

In response to Ronvan Writes weekly haiku challenge: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-101-freshwind/

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11 thoughts on “Prayers in the Wind

  1. I love this topic. When I was still mourning my mother’s untimely death, I had the opportunity to go to South Korea where I stayed in a hotel across the street from a Buddhist temple. Prayer cloths were hung on strings tied from tree to tree and they would blow gently in the wind. It was so comforting to me because I was told that they were placed there to honor their loved ones so they would never be lost from them. Thank you for sparking that lovely memory, TJ.

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    • I am very touched that you shared this special moment with me. There is something about these temples that can just fill you with a calmness. A quiet sense of connection that is sometimes lost in the big bustling churches of the west. I am so glad you found a little comfort at what must have been a very hard time. Best wishes! 🙂

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