Written for:  Carpe Diem #1145 Emperor
The Emperor of Japan is the head of the Imperial Family and is the ceremonial head of state of Japan’s system of constitutional monarchy. According to the 1947 constitution, he is “the symbol of the State and of the unity of the people.” Historically, he is also the highest authority of the Shinto religion as he and his family are said to be the direct descendants of the sun-goddess Amaterasu, and his importance also lies in dealing with heavenly affairs, including Shinto ritual and rites throughout the nation.

on his throne
in the middle of the world
the Emperor
descendant of the sun and stars
made of God-stuff

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

since time of sun-goddess
performed by Emperor


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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