Travels around Japan: Koya-san

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I mostly write poetry on this blog, but I also enjoy writing travel articles about Japan, a beautiful country I discover new corners of every day.

Here’s one I wrote about Mount Koya, misty mountain home of Shingon Buddhism. Let me know what you think!

Koya-san: A Modern-Day Pilgrimage on the Odigo blog for Odigo Travel.

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Okunoin Cemetery, Koya-san. cc via Wikimedia, by Jordy Meow

Boots

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Fifteen and dreaming
of farthermost horizons
she bought acrylics
and scattered her Doc Martens
with a thousand tumbling stars

Boldly did she stride
into school on a Monday –
a living canvas
adorned in her own cosmos –
and was straightaway sent home

From Flickr cc by Billie Grace Ward