“Ring” (Haiku)

Seihan Mori, head priest of Kiyomizu Temple, brushes the character for "rin" or circle.

Seihan Mori, head priest of Kiyomizu Temple, brushes the character for “rin” or circle.

The head priest of Kiyomizu Temple has brushed this year's kanji, 鈴 (rin or wa meaning “circle” or “ring” selected by a national survey conducted annually by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation. The popularity of the kanji may be because of its association with the Olympic rings and Tokyo’s successful 2020 Olympic bid. My annual New Year’s haiku:

In the coming year,
may the ring of true friendship
remain untarnished

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A 19th-century romantic poet trying to get by in the 21st-century.
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