My bamboo has grown--the photo below is today and below below is current--you can see that the vines grew and the bamboo was Kwan Yins size now bamboo is way above her. whole wall is covered and it's growing growing.
Genie Nakano, 7.14.21
Golden Bamboo above the walls we grow summer heat
Kwan yin stands poised in my backyard a wall of ficus grows behind her purple flowers at her feet
her eyes cast down in quiet meditation entering an internal world om mani padme hum.
in the quiet of morning light I look for you to calm my eager spirit sometimes you are hard to feel
a stone statue where my hopes and dreams are focused loving kindness compassion breaks hardness into softness
Kwan yin, I know you are just an image not real in terms of flesh yet, deep within me you are growing and alive Genie Nakano, 1/18/20
Hello World: Today I received the International Tanka Journal No. 8, 2020 from Japan. My tanka series, Kannon is on page 15. Very happy! Today the news declared Biden is our elected President. Very, Very happy!!!
*Kwan Yin, Bodhisattva, Avalokiteshvara
Trump is banned from entering the White house because
This photo is from a summer performance in 2016. Joey Kamiya played Shamisen, Glen on Congas and Gary Yano on bass. Genie Nakano danced and read her poetry -- born in East L. A. "Orales Pues". August 29, 2021---celebrating 73 years.