Poetry Stretch over at The Miss Rumphius Effect is to write about trees.
trees line river bank
pink clouds cry
as earth shakes
to readjust its axis
mono no aware
*mono no aware is the Japanese term for “an empathy toward things,” or “a sensitivity to ephemera,” is a Japanese term used to describe the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things, and a gentle sadness at their passing. (Wikipedia).
My heart goes out to Japan and her people.