making white hats for each roof
glistening in early sun--
Ribbons of snow
caked under the eaves
of the teahouse--
snow festooned on trees,
an extra layer to Fuji’s cloak
under a clear sky--
and there in the open terrace
some morning to-do among
the five figures warmly cloaked.
I am listening hard
like that one tree
cupping its ears to hear
as one lady points, another looks
back to see if the other looks--
not at the sacred mountain—
but at the birds. I imagine if she
predicts longevity, luck, love
Fuji-san will chuckle under his cape.
Kitty Jospé enjoys the challenge of bringing art alive through words. Docent at the University of Rochester, Memorial Art Gallery since 1998; MFA Pacific University, 2009. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies. Kitty will have a sixth book of poems appearing in 2021 from FootHills publishing.
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