Loving Kindness Meditation Father and Mother crescent moon smiles no more fighting in another phase enlightened May I be well, happy, peaceful may I be free from harm and suffering may I always love
my lover tells all of my secrets… nothing stays inside a paper sliding door torn by the wind
This is the cover of book I wrote–a collection of tanka, “StoryTeller”. The photo was taken by Ed Ito in 1978–then I transformed it into a litho. This was done back in the day when everything was done in the darkroom. I cut out the moon on paper, the dots are glitter and the starsContinue reading “Kaze”
Every Tuesday I send out a Newsletter to my Yoga students–“Tuesday Newsday”. This was it for today Feb. 11, 2020. My poems/tanka are published in the Rafu Shimpo. Kwan Yin was printed last week.
sweet lotusthrives in muddy watersyet, diesin pure clean waterperhaps I stand a chance
Kwan yinstands poised in my backyarda wall of ficus grows behind herpurple flowers at her feet her eyes cast downin quiet meditationenteringan internal worldoum mane padme oum. in the quietof morning lightI look for youto calm my eager spiritsometimes you are hard to feel a stone statuewhere my hopes and dreamsare focusedloving kindness compassionbreaks hardnessContinue reading “Kwan Yin”
Sometimeswe need to pushthrough the cloudsto feel the sunand touch the sky