Raven~~a tanka

Long black hair falling down the back they call him Raven cunning, swift Raven makes me fly >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Genie Nakano, 7/12/14 post: June 2, 2021, originally published in Storyteller Long black hairfalling down the backthey call him Ravencunning, swiftRaven makes me fly… Genie Nakano, 7/12/14Posted, June 2, 2021 Originally published in Storyteller

The Golden Deer~~a tanka response

a tanka response by Genie Nakano and Susan Rogers…* Hill top deer yearns for a pine branch the bough softens leans and bows a golden sunset glows bathed in gold the hills sing a ballad of light everywhere she turns divinity shines under pine trees matsutake mushroom reveal their fragrant scent a secret offering sheContinue reading “The Golden Deer~~a tanka response”

Toto in Rainbow Meadows

Toto our loving dog of 17 years died last week. My husband had just came home from being in the hospital for four days. He had a mini-stroke. Then Toto passed 4 days later– October 22, 2020. I haven’t been able to write since–fortunately our good friend Irene Furukawa wrote this lovely prose for Toto…Continue reading “Toto in Rainbow Meadows”

Hey there

You there, take this gloom away the sky is supposed to be blue, not grey a dismal disappointing day the social-distancing party cancelled the host is sick her stomach hurts then next, the tearful news my veterinarian can’t fix Toto anymore You there, heal my dog Toto he’s been my friend for seventeen years heContinue reading “Hey there”

Best Friends written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com

Spillwords.com presents: Best Friends, a short story written by Genie Nakano – I was born in Boyle Heights, CA…known as the barrios of East L.A. Source: Best Friends written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com “Best Friends”, is a “magic realism” story I wrote after my dog Charlie died of lung cancer. My best friends dogContinue reading “Best Friends written by Genie Nakano at Spillwords.com”