A Message~~ poem for my father

my fatherplayed pianomelodieswanderedbut he was steady my fatherwas too shy to dancemeI love to dancethe gates of heaven open time wears down the cushion a sitar drones as pulse gets weaker and feet can’t keep a beat my father does this sadden you as you recall the earthly pains before our final steps my fatherContinue reading “A Message~~ poem for my father”

one compassionate word~~

Thich Nhat Hanh One compassionate word, action or thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring him joy. One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation.With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.Continue reading “one compassionate word~~”

The Covid Serpent

Originally posted on Genie Nakano:
Loretta*died this morning, 12:30 AMthe ninth of my friendswho died this yearthe Covid snake is gaining ground photo by Genie Nakano, Thailand I look back and see fangs dripping with fresh blood. Stay away from me you evil monster–yet it keeps sliding rippling faster on the ground. I want to…

Senryu Sunday~~1 .24.21

Originally posted on Genie Nakano:
interviewingmyself, I askmany questions conversationabove the cloudsnebulous moonlightunder a sunroofour first dateGenie Nakano I am trying something new–senryu. I have experimented with haiku, haibun and renku. Now having fun with senryu.* *Senryu: a 3-line unrhymed Japanese poem similar to haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satirical…

The Covid Serpent

Loretta*died this morning, 12:30 AMthe ninth of my friendswho died this yearthe Covid snake is gaining ground I look back and see fangs dripping with fresh blood. Stay away from me you evil monster–yet it keeps sliding rippling faster on the ground. I want to live and so did they. “Aren’t you satisfied. Haven’t youContinue reading “The Covid Serpent”

Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

Nori *wrapped aroundsteaming ricewanting it to be me and you so far awayin your solitary thoughtscome herelet’s make sweet mochi together take a bitefulfill your desiresbefore it gets coldno time to waste let usbreakfast the sundrip honeyfrom the moontaste life endlessly Genie Nakano,originally published in International Tanka, Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki Mochi: Pounded riceContinue reading “Sweet Mochi * + Dessert”