A Floating World…poetic history of tanka

Before Japan was performed as short songs in five lines short  long  short   long   long Heian imperial court was well versed in  tanka after a love affair exchanges of erotic tanka was expected proper etiquette Women were the best of tanka‚Äôs golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”

Sun Flower

Sun Flowers my mother was a painter, my father a poet, I danced into life… I have a painting in the kitchen Sunflowers unsigned, undated, said to be my mother’s the flowers are big bold free unlike her style yet Auntie says… “for sure, it’s your mother’s” I stare into their bright yellowness Four BrightContinue reading “Sun Flower”

Meditation#7 Humbling Down

once I watched an ant crawling the mountains bottom it started to run half its legs on the ground in an alternating tripod gait with quantum steps my eyes followed mind took me to the summit there I wanted to be but wind blew me away down the other side breathing in breathing out IContinue reading “Meditation#7 Humbling Down”

Quarantine Daydreams

sunbathing in the afternoon the birds are belting out songs did they always sing so loud? even New Delhi’s skies have a clear blue look this is what happens in quarantine… an afternoon fantasy starts to bubble where we go back in time five years is enough then we all know what we should doContinue reading “Quarantine Daydreams”