Nights of Love~~Responsive Tanka*

Akiko wrote 50 tanka a day I wonder if she smoked drank red wine (Genie Nakano) I found the wine spilled in her tanka a thousand lines tangle her dark hair after a night of love (Katheabela Wilson) no comb nor brush can pass through my hair gentle fingers find their way in darkness wavesContinue reading “Nights of Love~~Responsive Tanka*”

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY , 2021

FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE…….. HEY there,how can I talk to youI’m kind of shysee that cloud aboveit’s shaped into a heart Valentine’s Daynot only for loversand romanceit’s for everyone“to fall in love with love” white chocolate clouds whip across the skysweetness fills the airbreathe in the dayit’s time to indulge in love. Genie NakanoContinue reading “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY , 2021”

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–*”