Flute (Ro)

Today’s piece was inspired after reading Robert Okaji’s wonderful poem “Ro”, please go and visit his fantastic poetry site by clicking on this link >> https://robertokaji.com/2022/11/11/ro-5/

Note: Ro designates the fingering required to produce a particular note on the shakuhachi, the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. In this case, closing all holes.

Feature Image Above: With the kind permission of Robert Okaji, the image was copied from his post “Ro”

Flute (Ro)

the melody lingers

beyond soft fingers

above the hollow

a note was borrowed

by the former mentor

you are not the lamenter

please return

to the aspiring sender

Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

24 thoughts on “Flute (Ro)”

    1. Thank you Cindy … Robert Okaji’s poetry site is really special for me, and he has been a loyal supporter of my poems over many years … πŸ€—πŸŒπŸ“˜πŸ˜

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  1. Just so beautiful!
    Flutes are one of my fave instruments to listen to and enjoy!
    So wonderful that Robert inspired you! This is a lovely trio…photo, poem, and music! πŸ™‚ Perfect for a cold winter day. πŸ™‚
    ❀️ 🎢🎼❀️

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    1. Thank you Carolyn and like you Robert has been one of my loyal followers and supporters for many years … his style of highlighting the small and ordinary things in life is extraordinary and fascinating πŸ€—πŸ“˜πŸ˜Šβ€¦ another nice spring day here at 20’C 🌞🎼😍🐢

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