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.
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scent of lotus as darkness takes us deeper I see the light within your eyes ripples on the pond Genie Nakano
Behold a golden winter pear my mouth waters as you bite into its smoothe sweet skin
at multi-tasking 3 boyfriends hiking up never did like mini-skirts vegetables are never blue. Genie Nakano
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.
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 from all about Japan.com
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
Pounded rice and most commonly know to celebrate new years.
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”.
the world upside down spin it all around platypus want it warm….
Genie Jeanne Nakano, 1.13.21