Ravages of Aging…

(Michael H. Lester and GenieNakano,  a tanka response) Micheal is in black print~~ Genie is in Purple and italic) a tongue in cheek but true Tanka Series the old skina patchwork of spotsand strange bumpsdry as the desertwind-worn sands of time bags baggageand budding wrinklesyet I feelthirty five insidemirrors tell cruel lies rememberwhen we wereContinue reading “Ravages of Aging…”

Murasaki

a wise woman in Norwich, England once said “When we are old and careless” inside my bones clattered for a moment I was free. cold bones luke warm blood wrists of a sparrow no wings. my left hip clicks in a silver joint unstable yet balanced titanium tensile strength decrees to out last me. somethingContinue reading “Murasaki”

A Retired Dancer

A ballet dancer looks at herself in the mirror everyday as a matter of fact a check on reality a retired ballet dancer–facts change is that really me in the mirror the front or the back bring out the bike the scales take a walk retard–the old bastard of time some say lucky to beContinue reading “A Retired Dancer”

further farther beyond

Further, Farther and Beyond             bright eyes lashes fluttering into mine time to play she says– wake up no, you cannot sleep   on puffy pillows  we pretend to eat a feast savory  and sweet calorie free for me eat it all and then   plastic fruit knives, forks and spoons dish up colorful makeContinue reading “further farther beyond”

Soshite (Complete)

I am writing because the blog lost the last five stanzas–sorry… Soshite Cold outside fingers cramp and freeze my age is showing like a fallen slip so… slap on the blush gloss the lips piggy bank more time I’m not ready for elderhood my heart is still a child my body is merely disobedient so…Continue reading “Soshite (Complete)”

Gentle Yoga #4 Our Hands-Healing Mudras

A short Haibun below the video–“Guardian” which explains how these mudras worked to heal my Rheumatoid arthritis. Gentle Yoga exercises and Mudras “Mohiniattam” for hands. Keep your hands supple, soft and strong. In 2012, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. My hands were starting to be deformed. This is part of a haibun I wrote.Continue reading “Gentle Yoga #4 Our Hands-Healing Mudras”

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe — Yoga words with Genie Yogini

https://youtu.be/U1X7d8_coOw How is everyone?? For the past 3 days I’ve been catching up on sleep. Yes, it’s delicious. I usually get insomniacal whenever I get stressed. However for some strange reason I’ve been sleeping like a baby? So the “goodness” out of this time — I’m rested. I’ve been making bread, the quick breads likeContinue reading “Stay Healthy, Stay Safe — Yoga words with Genie Yogini”