My Nephew Julianflies to Switzerlandrainbow boysushi, Swiss cheesea quarter Japanese Socceris his winning ticketGambatethe goal is Julians!
rocks in a tumbler i have settled with time polishing the gems Genie Nakano (originally published in Ribbons and Spillwords)
the mountain is a cat that keeps on napping
a puzzlewe must put togetherCovid-19
Indialand of my dreams, wheremagic is ordinary
detergent bubblesin a babbling brookmy chattering mind The falls are in Sri Lanka way up high where the best Ceylon Tea is grown.
Floatingin the distancea gentle world Genie Nakano
close to my tearslaughter
toy kite not enough wind until we laugh
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’s golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”