Fragrant Memories~~ short story~~

Fragrant Memories    Whenever I think of exquisite gourmet cooking I always think of my mother, Misako Shintani. Mom, learned cooking from her mother and went on to teach the culinary arts. Misako was charismatic, filled with fiery energy and unpredictable.  Her classes were sensational, spontaneous theatrical performances. Her unpredictable nature attracted her to aContinue reading “Fragrant Memories~~ short story~~”

Gentle Chair Yoga~~ getting back to health.

Gentle Chair Yoga Class decided we are getting back to health. Started our first class last week outside on the patio with masks and 6 feet apart. We sure missed each other–three month lock down for Los Angeles. Slowly business are opening up and our business is to stay healthy. Our remedy–YOGA. We are bonafideContinue reading “Gentle Chair Yoga~~ getting back to health.”

Haiku Dialogue & my Otto…

Watashi no Otto has been listening to me spout off poetry for years and now it’s his turn. His first attempt got him a spot in Haiku Dialogue, edited by Carole McMuRay. It is a haiku prompted by an image or an ‘ekphrastic’ haiku. In this case it was a photograph of a horse’s eyeContinue reading “Haiku Dialogue & my Otto…”

Kyouka/humorous tanka~~ Sunday January 31, 2021

Senryu a 3 line unrhymed Japanese poem similar to haiku but dealing with human nature satirical or ironic in vein. Kyoka playful tanka: that’s himthe tall big nosed one,my brotherhalf Swiss-Germanwe share a Japanese father Genie Nakano, January 31, 2021

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”