Sunday, June 25, 2017

a ripple



hiding behind
your protective gear
the familiar path

at crossroads I shift, a few
deer scared away in the bushes…

                        &

a mother duck with a duckling
attached in magnetic quad –
an illusion of unity

                        &

transcendent
this world swaying away
ripple by ripple



*Photo was taken in NY Botanical Garden, Bronx.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

in the light of dawn


in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their creator    © Chèvrefeuille

eyes open wide
for heavenly manna        © Humbird



*Image credit: CCO Public Domain 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Crow's prophecy



a wandering crow
its old nest has become
a plum tree       ©Basho(tr. Jane Reichhold)

a burgundy fruit
ah, sweet & soft ...a dream       ©Humbird

oh, wondering crow
its luck brought the growth
of the nest

hidden in a crotch
near the trunk...the best

o, pondering crow
takes wing to top branch
of tall pruned tree

sees silver line netting-
and sets birds free!


*Image credit: CCO Public Domain


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Sunday, May 28, 2017

wind in the pines




wind in the pines
swirls upward to heaven
whispered prayers           © Candy


twigs move relentlessly
tasting dry air                   ©Humbird             




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

a drop of dew


a drop of dew
sits on a rock
like a diamond
© Kawabata Bosha

under immortal sun
I hold my breath…
©Humbird


*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

whimsical dreams


                                               &
after the rain
three leaves on my car
divine sticker…

                   &
silent night
for feline choir
a dream

                   &
a woman in red
cutoff silhouette
uncertainty 



*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

fallen leaves


ancient road
the trails of the masters
absorbed in fallen leaves
© Adjei Agyei-Baah

lonely stranger entwines
novelettes’ nuggets
© Humbird



*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Monday, May 22, 2017

springtime


Springtime in Edo,
Not a day passes without
A temple bell sold

© Kikaku

Humming…       the birds
pick occasional crumbs
© Humbird



*Image credit: CCO Public Domain

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

trinity



bamboo
waving candlelight into the night
wind
© Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

how preciously leaves
brought the trinity into my life
© Humbird 





*Image credit CCO Public Domain

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Motivation


He said:
fantasize…
imagine
the obstacle, em-
brace it,
and start
overcome
every edge
angle smart
sharp enough
to show
your fear
anxiety
facet
ready
to pierce
sincerely
showing
the truce…

and when
get frustrated
you have to have
plan to see
where’re you
going, and why…


*Image: CCO Public Domain