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The Emissary

My review of Yoko Tawada’s dystopic delight, The Emissary, a.k.a., The Last Children of Tokyo. I have seen the future and it’s murder — Leonard Cohen, “The Future” Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Death walks into a bar, wielding … Continue reading

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Ice Cream

Like ice cream, this dream of life, wintering its soul– How lovely the melt!   (Artwork by Hiroshige)

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If on a Winter’s Night…

In winter’s maw, snow, flutters of feathery pecks– kisses, melt to rash.   (Artwork by Hiroshige)

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Bridge

Long ago, slowly crossing the bridge in winter– Footprints in fresh snow.   (Artwork by Hiroshige)

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Scale

Mountain, tree, small boy, scaling serene loneliness to a still center.   (Artwork by Hiroshige)

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Beginning Now

Craft. Tactile homage, and respect to craft, its inviolable depths and integrity, to approach craft as you would a fertile god, to practice, radically, at its altar, to consecrate with marked intent, and to know in your heart’s heart that … Continue reading

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Hive

In the heart of shadows, you will find light’s hive humming– how Boogeymen fade.

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Ponder

    Moon, green to ponder, poets fathom tides, dreams, death– all in a night’s work.

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Kenko

Idleness transcribed, reaping calm in the storm’s eye– monk’s vane for climate.

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Hunger

Endless appetite, the feedings now televised– ghosts in the machine.

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