Wings on a Silk Veil~~~

       Number: A                       Number: B
 Dear Poet Friends:
     I'm in the midst of self-publishing my fourth poetry book,
Wings on a Silk Veil, and I can't make up my mind on which cover to use. 
      Please help for A or B.

thank you,
Genie Nakano 


Dance with the wind…from my book Storyteller.

Genie Nakano

the wind 
blowing through my hair 
there is so little time 
let's jump above the gust 
and dance with the wind.   
 Genie Nakano

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 stars were sticky stars. I played in the darkroom until the sun came up.

In a dark room,
I play all night
Black and white photography–
magic in my hands.

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My front patio sits a peaceful Buddha.

Today I'm grateful I am an "elder". This is very rare attitude for me. but still...

My heart 
is still a child
my body 
is merely disobedient
I'm not ready for elder hood

(from my long tanka poem -- Soshite) genie nakano

autumn wind~~haiku

     My hubby 82 years and dog Yuzo 9 months. Such a handsome couple.
I met hubby in autumn-- we married in spring of

he came
in an autumn wind
and stayed

loves to be held…

there’s not much love
in me today
i don’t know why
until I hold
my little dog Bodhi
a funny little fella
16 pounds


found at the pound
15 years ago
He loves to be held
He loves to be kissed
He must be part human
He brings the dog part
of me that forgives
Genie Nakano, Oct. 2022, Sunday, photo of Bodhi by genienakano

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