Other Ancient Ruins

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1620 Kumano Kodo … day one trip
Takijiri-oji to Tsugizakura-oji

Takijiri-oji (Tanabe)

Takijiri-oji (Tanaba)

“The Takijiri-oji is one of the most ancient Shinto Shrines that you can see as you walk the Kumano Kodo. And the above image shows you the ruins of this Shinto Shrine. Ofcourse this shrine is as sacred as all the other shrines along the Kumano Kodo.”

broken past
nature’s deities still dwelling
a silent prayer

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:


ruins still standing
importance of the past
in a different light


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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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2 Responses to Other Ancient Ruins

  1. colonialist says:

    Cleverly done, with the way the windows show up.


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