Shintoism | Teen Ink


October 1, 2013
By NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
NightGoddess17 PLATINUM, New City, New York
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Creation of life
At first wide-eyed and pure souled
Never to be marred

Welcomed by kami
Protected from bad demons
Cleansed with Harae

The life within trees
Empowering troubled souls
Drive evil away

Charms and rituals
Bring good fortune and safety
Do not fear the dark

Death is to be feared
For the end is permanent
Soul is cast away

Crossing the river
Forever imprisoned here
Guarded by Yomi

The author's comments:
kami- God
Harae- soul-cleansing ceremony
Yomi- a god similar to Hades

This is a description of the Japanese religion Shinto through Haiku poetry. I hope you like it!

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This article has 2 comments.

Haiku56 said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 2:45 pm
Your haiku was calm and yet peaceful to me. :)

Dragon5 said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 2:43 pm
Your haiku was calm and peaceful to me. :)

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