Saturday, December 29, 2018

"If it ought to be done, then do it: apply yourself strenuously. ...lax...spreads even more dust."
Dhammapada  22.313


So you've lept home

slept little

what you've
taught

ought
to be

also

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

n e t (s)



draped
 torn 
worn 
down 

after 
rounds of 
refuse 

record
empty












Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

d r e a m

This woman is drunk. 

Her husband is unfaithful.

He flies planes,
rides motorcycles,
tumbles rocks,
brews beer.
Breathes into other women.

Under the sink, vodka's hidden among the cleaning supplies. 

Cupboarding her anger, she is slowly poisoning herself.

 In the dream, leave her sprawled on the clean kitchen floor.


Shauaihiyashizome

indigo
a delta of clay seeds
strung (wrapped)
around

Kikuji ware
that
plunging

emerges

inside pod shadows - earth

f i l m

s  u  t  r  a

w  a  t  e  r

(canoe)
(coracle)

p  o  e  t  r  y

p  a  p  e  r

black and white

the rain

washing

the river


Junkyo Oishi

[Spring Orchid]

"Bloom as a youth,
Flourish as an adult,
mature and wither naturally
without regret."

Yone Ohashi
Geisha name Tsumakichi


Oishi Junkyo
Ama-san
"Mother of the Disabled"

14 March 1888 Osaka
Eldest daughter of working class
Chuzo and Iwa Ohishi
who owned Funai-zusi
(a sushi restaurant)

look to Bukkoin Temple in
Tamashinaku Kyoto
sub- temple of
Kajuu-ji

Kaso-an, nearby,
has a museum about her

(1968-1980)

She:
printing
(copy of her memoir)
calligraphy
writing books
helping the handicapped

taught late to read and write

a bird uses its mouth to sustain itself

* Dt. Stuart Chandler ("The Pluralism Project")
is translating the memoirs of
Junkyo Ohashi
into English

He has written a book on Chinese Foguang.