It’s a dismal day here in Tokyo; although there’s a lingering hint of summer stickiness, it’s been raining all day.
It’s at times like these that I dream of running away to a tropical island. It’s at times like these that tropical islands seem like just a dream.
Here’s one that’s just three hours from Tokyo, and most definitely real.
Escape to Okinawa’s Yaeyama Islands on the Odigo Blog for Odigo Travel.
No really, it’s real – photo cc from Flickr by kobaken++
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.
Okunoin Cemetery, Koya-san. cc via Wikimedia, by Jordy Meow
Fleeing human herds,
huddling against loneliness –
here I can find peace
MacLehose Trail, New Territories, Hong Kong
Hard to truly see
your face; all human colour
dissolved in neon
Hong Kong skyline
I stand poised between
the cries of desperate battle
and the sun-soaked skies.
Fortifications at Sarushima, Kanagawa, Japan
To history’s weight
add the lightness of time stopped,
so you leave younger.
Denboin Garden, Asakusa, Tokyo
What a day to stow away!
And see, my friend, if the world has end.
Barge on the Sumida river, Tokyo