Kyouka Suigetsu

For the Tuesday Platform at Real Toads. Kyouka suigetsu 鏡花水月 means in the Japanese, flower in the mirror or the moon on water. It cannot be touched, cannot be held in the hand. It means oftentimes something that can be experienced deeply but not expressed.

Kyouka Suigetsu
In this floating world,
this fleeting life,
love can be like
a vase of lilacs reflected in the mirror,
the footprints of the moon
on the water –
seen –
smelled –
but it cannot be touched.
It may be experienced
But it cannot be touched,
cannot be held in your hand.
touches your heart and moves on.

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