Originally posted on Genie Nakano: Sri Lanka : photo by Genie Nakano, 2018 detergent bubblesin a babbling brookmy chattering mind The falls are in Sri Lanka way up high where the best Ceylon Tea is grown.
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’s golden era yearning, soaring tales of love, nature, war passion prevailed In 750 ADContinue reading “A Floating World…poetic history of tanka”
This is a one act scene written for a Zoom acting class I am taking on line. This is new for me. However, since I’m at home quarantined — why not try something different. The characters are an elderly couple quarantined during the pandemic. I am revising as I go along and this is myContinue reading “Ride (Revised)”
Spillwords.com presents: Spotlight On Writers – Genie Nakano, for whom writing tanka is her passion, joy, therapy and confession. Source: Spotlight On Writers – Genie Nakano, interview at Spillwords.com
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”