Fragrant Memories~~ short story~~

Fragrant Memories    Whenever I think of exquisite gourmet cooking I always think of my mother, Misako Shintani. Mom, learned cooking from her mother and went on to teach the culinary arts. Misako was charismatic, filled with fiery energy and unpredictable.  Her classes were sensational, spontaneous theatrical performances. Her unpredictable nature attracted her to aContinue reading “Fragrant Memories~~ short story~~”

Melting together~~Haiku

Snow cones summer sunsets melt together…. Genie Nakano, July 17, 2021 Shaved ice is popular among us JA’s–especially in Hawaii. We make it extra fluffy–yum yum. Matsumoto’s is where Obama our President frequented.

Sweet Mochi * + Dessert

Nori *wrapped aroundsteaming ricewanting it to be me and you so far awayin your solitary thoughtscome herelet’s make sweet mochi together take a bitefulfill your desiresbefore it gets coldno time to waste let usbreakfast the sundrip honeyfrom the moontaste life endlessly Genie Nakano,originally published in International Tanka, Tokyo Japan, editor Aya Yuki Mochi: Pounded riceContinue reading “Sweet Mochi * + Dessert”

Alchemy is Real~~ a Renku–*

“Renku or rengu is a traditional Japanese poetry form of linked verse composed of the collaboration of 2 or more poets. Each participant displays his wit by spontaneously composing a verse in response to the verse that came before”.Wikipedia This renku was organized and moderated by Professor of English at Xavier University of Louisiana, DavidContinue reading “Alchemy is Real~~ a Renku–*”