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johndiii's Journal: [Beloved] The Weighing 1

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        The heart's reasons
        seen clearly,
        even the hardest
        will carry
        its whip-marks and sadness
        and must be forgiven.

        As the drought-starved
        eland forgives
        the drought-starved lion
        who finally takes her,
        enters willingly then
        the life she cannot refuse,
        and is lion, is fed,
        and does not remember the other.

        So few grains of happiness
        measured against all the dark
        and still the scales balance.

        The world asks of us
        only the strength we have and we give it.
        Then it asks more, and we give it.

                                        -- Jane Hirshfield

For Koria.

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[Beloved] The Weighing

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  • Hello, Johndiii..

    I sent a couple of photos of cherry blossoms. Very blur. Forgive.. I'm going to move back to Fukuoka on 11th of April. I spent one year and three months in Kokura.

    I left this hometown at age 20 and my homecoming was for the first time in 27 years.

    I don't come back here any more.

    Poems are cry of your soul. Nice magic of words!!

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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