Fronds

Today’s verse inspired by “Synonym of the Day”– fronds. A good site to download. It is a great thesaurus and instant dictionary. The English language is fascinating. I will wear a gown of “vibrant green fronds” unfurled going in all directions I haven’t decided where too… Genie Nakano, March 29, 2021

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY , 2021

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE…….. HEY there,how can I talk to youI’m kind of shysee that cloud aboveit’s shaped into a heart Valentine’s Daynot only for loversand romanceit’s for everyone“to fall in love with love” white chocolate clouds whip across the skysweetness fills the airbreathe in the dayit’s time to indulge in love. Genie NakanoContinue reading “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY , 2021”

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…”

Thich Nhat Hanh~~teachings on love

….if a monk practices love meditation even if only for the length of time it takes to snap one’s fingers, he will not fail in meditative concentration. There is no greater virtue than practicing love meditation everyday. From the book, ‘Teachings on Love’ Thich Nhat Hanh So, I’ve been snapping my fingers all day todayContinue reading “Thich Nhat Hanh~~teachings on love”

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

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”