sunt lacrimae rerum

dead cicada lies
under fading crepe myrtle.
I stand. lone mourner.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. seeker
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 22:14:08

    What language is the title?

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    • kanzensakura
      Sep 06, 2013 @ 07:52:21

      It is Latin and comes from Virgil’s Aeneid. The full quote is “sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt” – ” There are tears for [or “of”] things and mortal things touch the mind.” It also ties in with the Japanese “mono no aware” “pathos of things”, a gentle sadness or wistfulness at the passing of things.. Also the concept of wabi sabi. – Sorry for the lecture!

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