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  On the wisdom of ancient grandmothers
by Kalikiano Kalei
Saturday, January 22, 2011
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Ancient Grandmother will hasten to remind you that she too was once where you are, lest this fact be forgotten by her children.




 

ON THE WISDOM OF ANCIENT GRANDMOTHERS



The snapshot is fading.

Obi-clad, grandmother stands

with delicate hands clasped, smiling slightly

as if the burden of knowledge that travels

kaga-borne down the path of years

yet contains occasional delights.

Her venerable dignity belies the spirit

of generations which, quick to flame

at moving mountains of sumo,

causes the family doctor

so many anxious moments.

Through her eyes Hotei capers,

wrapped in early morning mountain mists

of Nihon's hara. Ah,  Grandmother,

you speak silently through the eyes of progeny

with a twinkle that captures

the smothered fires of Earth itself.




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Reviewed by P. A. Zimmerman
Lovely, you must have loved her very much.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I sometimes wish I knew my grandmother better...she died when I was around 13, though I do remember she could make from scratch, Tapioca pudding that I have not had any as good since...I now really enjoy talking to older people, I being 56, doesn't leave too many "older" people around...so much to be learned from other generations...I hate seeing kids, whatever age under say 30, do the same thing I did and not learn from their elders...the world will never change till we all learn from the past...e
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