one compassionate word~~

Thich Nhat Hanh

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One compassionate word, action or thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring him joy. One word can give comfort and confidence, destroy doubt, help someone avoid a mistake, reconcile a conflict, or open the door to liberation.
With compassion in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.

Thich Nhat Hanh from the book Teachings on Love.


	

The Covid Serpent

Greenpoets from Beyond Baroque revision

Genie Nakano

Loretta*
died this morning, 12:30 AM
the ninth of my friends
who died this year
the Covid snake is gaining ground

photo by Genie Nakano, Thailand

I look back and see fangs dripping with fresh blood.

Stay away from me you evil monster–yet it keeps sliding rippling faster on the ground.

I want to live and so did they.

“Aren’t you satisfied. Haven’t you had enough to eat!!!

He raised his head began to speak.,.,.,.,

I have children. They grow faster everyday. I cannot rest till all are fed.”

I must not look back. Too much time is wasted. He will get me if I falter.
I must develop wings and fly.

Genie Nakano
January 15, 2021

*an anonymous name. in order to protect.

After attending the Green Poets workshop of Beyond Baroque in Venice in our zoom class. I revised this poem according to suggestions…here it is in revision…

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Senryu Sunday~~1 .24.21

Adding more Senryu for Sunday

Genie Nakano

interviewing
myself, I ask
many questions

conversation
above the clouds
nebulous

moonlight
under a sunroof
our first date
Genie Nakano

I am trying something new–senryu. I have experimented with haiku, haibun and renku. Now having fun with senryu.*

*Senryu: a 3-line unrhymed Japanese poem similar to haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satirical vein. Merriam Dictionary

These 3 senryu were published this month in Failed Haiku edited by Michael Rehling online. Here are 3 failed haiku senryu. (what a name?!?)

Sensei says
haiku is always about love
I hate him

last nite
a man in the moon
winked

stiletto heels
high school graduation
self-defence

Genie Jeanne Nakano, 1 .10.21

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Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

For Sunday I’m reblogging and adding dessert.

Genie Nakano

Sweet Mochi from all about Japan.com

Nori *
wrapped around
steaming rice
wanting it
to be me and you

so far away
in your solitary thoughts
come here
let’s make
sweet mochi together

take a bite
fulfill your desires
before
it gets cold
no time to waste

let us
breakfast the sun
drip honey
from the moon
taste life endlessly

Genie Nakano,
originally published in
International Tanka,
Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki

Mochi:
Pounded rice and most commonly know to celebrate new years.

Nori:
Dried seaweed. Delicious.

image from youtube: pounding the rice into mochi

For desert, a quote:

The knowledge
that I have enough
is enough.
Joseph Heller,1923 -1999
writer most known for the novel “Catch 22”.

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The Covid Serpent

Loretta*
died this morning, 12:30 AM
the ninth of my friends
who died this year
the Covid snake is gaining ground

photo by Genie Nakano, Thailand

I look back and see fangs dripping with fresh blood.

Stay away from me you evil monster–yet it keeps sliding rippling faster on the ground.

I want to live and so did they.

“Aren’t you satisfied. Haven’t you had enough to eat!!!

He raised his head began to speak.,.,.,.,

I have children. They grow faster everyday. I cannot rest till all are fed.”

I must not look back. Too much time is wasted. He will get me if I falter.
I must develop wings and fly.

Genie Nakano
January 15, 2021

*an anonymous name. in order to protect.

After attending the Green Poets workshop of Beyond Baroque in Venice in our zoom class. I revised this poem according to suggestions…here it is in revision…

Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

Sweet Mochi from all about Japan.com

Nori *
wrapped around
steaming rice
wanting it
to be me and you

so far away
in your solitary thoughts
come here
let’s make
sweet mochi together

take a bite
fulfill your desires
before
it gets cold
no time to waste

let us
breakfast the sun
drip honey
from the moon
taste life endlessly

Genie Nakano,
originally published in
International Tanka,
Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki

Mochi:
Pounded rice and most commonly know to celebrate new years.

Nori:
Dried seaweed. Delicious.

image from youtube: pounding the rice into mochi

For desert, a quote:

The knowledge
that I have enough
is enough.
Joseph Heller,1923 -1999
writer most known for the novel “Catch 22”.

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