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Poetry: “Red torii”

I became very fond of Shinto shrines and their red torii gates when I visited Japan.

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Red torii

Lined up neatly
Burning red
Gods invite you
To their home

Pass into
That sacred place
Red gate marks it
Boundaries

Sometimes short
And sometimes long
Line of torii
Winding round

Gods that test you
As you walk
Can you reach it
Their abode

Bright red torii
In a row
Inviting you
To sacred realms

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