A Floating World…poetic history of tanka

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‚Äôs golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”

Meditation#7 I watch an Ant

once I watched an ant crawling the mountains bottom it started to run half its legs on the ground in an alternating tripod gait with quantum steps my eyes followed mind took me to the summit there I wanted to be but wind blew me away down the other side breathing in breathing out IContinue reading “Meditation#7 I watch an Ant”

Quarantine Daydreams

sunbathing in the afternoon the birds are belting out songs did they always sing so loud? even New Delhi’s skies have a clear blue look this is what happens in quarantine… an afternoon fantasy starts to bubble where we go back in time five years is enough then we all know what we should doContinue reading “Quarantine Daydreams”

further farther beyond

Further, Farther and Beyond             bright eyes lashes fluttering into mine time to play she says– wake up no, you cannot sleep   on puffy pillows  we pretend to eat a feast savory  and sweet calorie free for me eat it all and then   plastic fruit knives, forks and spoons dish up colorful makeContinue reading “further farther beyond”

Wise-Dome

I’m here on this great American holiday– Easter Buddhist– tho I am so didn’t make a ham made bread and Passion Fruit jam didn’t mean to rhyme just came out in time to be silly and nonsensical in this era of pandemonium tell me– will I be able to look back laugh this day awayContinue reading “Wise-Dome”

Namaste

Namaste Dear Gods, Are you there? Perhaps you are arguing and you can’t hear me now. yet, I hope one day I’ll wake up singing the darkness will turn to light tears of sorrow will be flooded with tears of joy for they go hand in hand I will see the black and white mergingContinue reading “Namaste”