One Life, One Encounter

Day 20 NaPoWriMo. I met Judy at my first stamp club meeting last week. Her older brother, Jim, was in Japan during WWII. He would send postcards home to the U.S. which is how Judy started collecting stamps. Jim went back to Japan in the early 1960s. Below the poem, is a postcard he sent from that return trip.

For the poem, I searched Japanese idioms and choose “One Life, One Encounter” because Jim’s postcard reminded me of the saying “you cannot step in the same river twice.”

“One Life, One Encounter”

If we think of every encounter
as a once-in-a-life time happenstance,
a first and a last,
then we will live many lives
a different life every for encounter
many paths to follow
a new path presents for every life.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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