“The Four Seasons of Faith” (الفصول الدين)

Ukiyo-e by Katsushika Hokusai
Ukiyo-e by Katsushika Hokusai

A lone swallow perched
reciting to the blossoms.
A kingdom in prayer.

High sun beating down
a gull stood on the pier – truce.
Fish happy to fast.

Breadcrumbs form ripples.
A fam’ly of ducks leaves them
for those who have none.

The wrens descend from
frost-bitten mountain forests
singing “we are Yours.”

Boughs ever verdant,
bearing witness to ev’ry
season – the old pine.

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