Soaring Mind

ten takashi 天高し

high autumn sky -
the soaring hawk
takes my soul

November 2004


bright autumn sky
the eagle soars high above
the doves

leaving the chicken
back in the nest -
Father eagle soars

for Akegarasu Sensei, November 2004


The birds are not hawks, but Tonbi 鳶, black kite, Milan noir.

Father and Mother Tonbi live in our woods and we see the chicks start their first ride in the air every year. Since we live high up in the valley, we use to say:

tobi no senaka o mite kurasu


We live looking down at the back of the Milan. Of course more often they soar above us, not below us.

鳶、学名は Milvus migrans


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