Spillwords.com presents: Shamelessly, written by Genie Nakano – I was born in Boyle Heights, CA… known as the barrios of East L.A. Source: Shamelessly written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com
This is the cover of book I wrote–a collection of tanka, “StoryTeller”. The photo was taken by Ed Ito in 1978–then I transformed it into a litho. This was done back in the day when everything was done in the darkroom. I cut out the moon on paper, the dots are glitter and the starsContinue reading “Kaze from my book Storyteller”
A bittersweet tanka series. Many years I’ve mourned my unborn child…
Every Tuesday I send out a Newsletter to my Yoga students–“Tuesday Newsday”. This was it for today Feb. 11, 2020. My poems/tanka are published in the Rafu Shimpo. Kwan Yin was printed last week.
sweet lotusthrives in muddy watersyet, diesin pure clean waterperhaps I stand a chance
Kwan yinstands poised in my backyarda wall of ficus grows behind herpurple flowers at her feet her eyes cast downin quiet meditationenteringan internal worldoum mane padme oum. in the quietof morning lightI look for youto calm my eager spiritsometimes you are hard to feel a stone statuewhere my hopes and dreamsare focusedloving kindness compassionbreaks hardnessContinue reading “Kwan Yin”
Sometimeswe need to pushthrough the cloudsto feel the sunand touch the sky
morning gloriesopen with the sunclose with the nightI’m so glad…we are human