Tagged: away from home

A warm July morning in Sendai

Third week in this unknown city

The people in similar attire

Walking hurriedly

Looked different


Their language, food,

Customs and sign boards

All were alien to me

The only consolation was

Multi colored cosmos flowers

And hydrangeas

By the roadside to the campus

Which filled my heart with inexplicable joy


It is in the same time of each year

That they bloomed

In our garden


It was like meeting

A long lost friend

In this unknown land

Hydrangeas - Known Among Unknown

-Ayoma Wijewardena