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”

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*”

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”

Fat Brown Cat~~Meditation in Nowness

Meow Meow Fat brown catlicking your lapwhat do you thinkof this and that? Hiss, spat!*#!Don’t bother me I’m being Now. Genie Nakano, an oldie–can’t remember when…

Civil War inside my head~~Tanka series

Civil War This headache won’t go away visualizing sunshine on my shoulders only brings rays of pain a civil war inside my head erupts is it they or is it I? take me up to “Pureland”* the land where Buddhas play all day in a golden bright story fairytaled with loving light I believe theContinue reading “Civil War inside my head~~Tanka series”

A New World Sings

the train lost speed and just plain stoppedeveryone got off and stoodstaring at the tracks mother cowjumps over the old manin the moonmilk spills everywhereluna-tics start spraying silver bullets deep in the forestthings settle into a snoozewhile urban womenblare a new kind of musicyou’ve got to hear it… I can’t explain ityou just have toContinue reading “A New World Sings”

Waiting…

No…cutting my hairuntilCovid is Controlledthe weight of it… Genie Nakano, Oct. 13, 2020 When the quarantine began in Los Angeles in March 2020 my hair was shoulder length. Today Oct.15, 2020–Thursday, my hair is almost to my waist and I’ve gained a few pounds along with it–“the weight of it”.