Scorch the world of all its images Nataraj set the world on fire let's start all over again
facing off with the sting of life my black hair whipping against my face I plough through the night
This is the Buddhist Loving Kindness Mantra we recite at our temple. Whenever need be I recite it to myself outloud or silently to myself. It works…..
Loving Kindness Mantra…..
May I be well, happy and free from suffering
May no harm come to me, may I be safe
May I have the courage, wisdom and determination
to meet and overcome inevitable problems and tragedies in life
May I be loving and kind.
Mantra for Mom and Dad 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 Genie Nakano
my lover tells all of my secrets... nothing stays inside a paper sliding door torn by the wind
the sun in her pocket her knapsack is filled with magic
Time dances. Another Newsletter for my Gentle Yoga students. #7--seven weeks!
Spillwords.com presents: Shamelessly, written by Genie Nakano – I was born in Boyle Heights, CA… known as the barrios of East L.A.
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, under a red light, I play all night. Black and white photography–magic in my hands.
The wind blowing through my hair there is so little time let's jump above the gust and dance with the wind. Genie Nakano
A bittersweet tanka series. Many years I’ve mourned my unborn child…