Sunday, December 31, 2017

five days


o n e

deep breaths
300 seconds as one breath
slow


go outside
walk northeast


20 minutes
moving


still
stay near
touch
this
bush refuge for
sparrows


I heard a bird
in this bush
chanting:
sunim
stay and pray with me


t w o

you observe you
deeply

ask:

"What should I do so I carry no regrets at the end of my life?"

out of your middle into stars

something of bones and blood before they flee



t h r e e

five gratitudes

1
l i g h t
brilliant day, full moon

2
heat
-19C, warm house

3
resilience
I remain, because of

4
purpose
reconstruct, resurrect
at core, this

5
friendship, kin
begin again
love


f o u r


kindness and compassion

I have socks that say 柴犬
I walk them

today a gift to you
to walk you through
this year

clearly, today, the weather isn't
but our hearts are





f i v e

My brain was cluttered with numerous open files. 
I was pushing life away.
- Dr. Amit Sood

kitchen
well
seiche plashing

white sky
cold

told
myself

do
less
best

turn
inside
out





l i s t (s)

everyone remembers something


list one     (recommended)

cactus flower

apple cider
vinegar
(realtor.com)
Z
strictly preventative
no office visit



list two  (mistranslated)


1
lamp moon          
   ランプ            月
   Ranpu           tsuki                               a month of lamps

2
earth diaspora      
    地球                ディアスポラ
    Chikyū                 Diasupora                earth dispersal

3
water                                                
       水
     Mizu                                                            w a t e r

   Japan riverside children's                
            日本の川辺の子供たち
 Nihon no kawabe no kodomo-tachi

                                       children on the river side of Japan

4
air dead cicada                              
    空気が枯れた蝉
   Kūki ga kareta semi
                                              cicadas where the air died


air dead dragonfly                      
       空中潜水トンボ
    Kūchū sensui tonbo

                                                  air diving dragonfly

(re) s o l u t e

Attention: When ....resolute and recollected, pure of deed and persevering, ....attentive and self-controlled and liv.. (ing) according to the Teaching, her reputation is bound to grow."
- Dhammapada  2.24


Buteo lineatus
in the snow garden
breast a corn doll color
preening high
in the old elm


she's
about
to spring upward
spying
something
someone
riverine,
near.





Sunday, December 24, 2017

1

in this dream the snow is falling on birds as white as
while the cold clear sky
swoops down and catches us mid-wing
we swerve up
gliding on polar air
dancing
along the Milky Way
before
tobogganing down to our beds flecked wet and brilliant


2

rise
from bed
ascend
into Christmas Day
luminous


3

a chorus
crossing earth
singing of
one birth
after another

Friday, December 22, 2017

an echo that thinks itself a loon

is frozen stress,

soon

a song

in anchor ice

Under, over, within me,

others

continue.

So many!

The earth, sea and air surrounding hold an abundance of them.

Look,

I know this about the dead -

if we're scored,

they're ahead.






Saturday, December 9, 2017

w h e r e

4方向
4 Hōkō                of Japan 

西
Nishi                                west



まだ
mada                            not yet

                                       

私の家                
watashi no i.e.    my house

                             is

                             is

                            is

                    east

 


O  h  i  o.