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”

Sur-reality

We travelto a foreign landbackpacks onlyspoon to keep warmwhisper in empty rooms shake the room’til the walls spin aroundand cookie crumbs falloff the bedinto our hungry mouths surreal dreamsturn real as clocks meltfrom Dali’s treestime turnsinto timelessness our breath heats the room a tropical breeze blows in from the south fragrant with plumeria even thoughContinue reading “Sur-reality”

Acting…Reacting~~ a free verse meditation

Acting ~~ Reacting….. forgive me for my actions. A willow of a wisp came out today to play and make up for the way… I’ve been acting … reacting The rain and the breath of a death wants to say… Forgive me for my actions They are ignorant And know not what they do SparkedContinue reading “Acting…Reacting~~ a free verse meditation”

“Umbrella”

The day I wrote this tanka October 14, 2020 my husband Hideki had a stroke. I finished meditating and was compelled to write it. I had no idea he was out in the world and was having a stroke. Hideki, drove himself van to emergency hospital and stayed for 4 days. He is out ofContinue reading ““Umbrella””

Children’s Video ~~Our Beautiful Planet Earth by Kabir

Koen, my nephew, Elizabeth my niece and Kabir made these informational videos on Sunday. Kabir only 5 years old gave an incredible lecture on the solar system. He starts off nervous. but watch it in full he warms up at the end. Kid