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

Senryu Sunday~~1 .24.21

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 vein. Merriam Dictionary These 3Continue reading “Senryu Sunday~~1 .24.21”

Fog~~Revised

United States is having a rough time right now. I’m having a hard time writing–things don’t flow. Sometimes I feel good about our state — a change had to be– but other times I’m horrified. Here’s me trying to write…. Final Draft….. Fog in the night obscures climb aboard trust the sun daylight soon GenieContinue reading “Fog~~Revised”

Reach for the Sky~~a Renku*

Renku a traditional form of Japanese poetry of linked verse composed of the collaboration of 2 or more poets. Each participant displays his wit by spontaneously composing of a verse in response to the verse that came before. Wikepidia Organized by David Lanoue professor of English Literature at Zavier University of Louisiana barren branchesreach forContinue reading “Reach for the Sky~~a Renku*”