Thich Nhat Hanh~~teachings on love

….if a monk practices love meditation even if only for the length of time it takes to snap one’s fingers, he will not fail in meditative concentration. There is no greater virtue than practicing love meditation everyday. From the book, ‘Teachings on Love’ Thich Nhat Hanh So, I’ve been snapping my fingers all day todayContinue reading “Thich Nhat Hanh~~teachings on love”

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”

Fat Brown Cat~~Meditation in Nowness

Meow Meow Fat brown catlicking your lapwhat do you thinkof this and that? Hiss, spat!*#!Don’t bother me I’m being Now. Genie Nakano, an oldie–can’t remember when…

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–*”

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…”

Swat team~~a tanka

(In honor of Basho and Issa) After last nights presidential debateit’s a good dayfor killing flies* *Says the fly who snoozed on Vice President Spences head for 3 minutes during the debate between Kamala Harris and Spence. We couldn’t stop laughing. Genie Nakano, September 30, 2020