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The Calling

To live by a code, riveted to Fate’s decree– sword dipped in moonlight.

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Dinner Date from Hell

They take, and they don’t take lightly– Vicious cycles sometimes have faces with barren eyes and aphid bellies full of insatiable desire– Consider the state of your soul’s diet, and exorcise regularly.

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Rainy Day Concerto

Hello, floating world, tilted by sudden downpour– In crossing, feet sing.   (Artwork by Hiroshige)

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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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