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Fish Out of Water

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Gourd

From my home of rocks and wood and ever flowing current crafted by whiskers and many taste buds I’ve seen many moons, and quite a few suns. And most every night and on odd days, he sees me and hangs … Continue reading

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Namazu

Cherry blossoms idle on the singing wind, dragons dance on the cloud broken plain. Gibbon howls echo through emerald layers, a red tail swishes, catfish barrels through mud. ~~~ Half tame deer await a hermits feast, chrysanthemums idly fall to … Continue reading

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Where do the lost poems go?

They take leave through open windows on paper rafts and day-dream passages. They meander through a haze of jumbled letters and words shunted in and out of space. But after that, where do the lost poems go? Do they await … Continue reading

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Lost Poem Depository

It’s not a busy place, the lost poem depository. Sheltered in a mulberry grove and made up of thatch and bamboo it’s always open. When snow perches on bamboo stalks, rain basins in cassia leaves, willows sweep away stray maple … Continue reading

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(Recluse) Meeting, Farewell and Solitude (Poems)

Sail on Dusk Colour River, Encountering Trout Lone raft on Dusk Colour River, sail filled with the North Wind. Trout flaps in an abandoned net, moonlight shimmer on rainbow scales. Cut loose, quicksilver into azure depths. Waterfalls rage nearby: if … Continue reading

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The Day It Rained Poetry (Poem)

The clouds rolled over and stayed there and got heavier, heavier and heavier still. The clouds cracked and the cracks got wider, wider and wider still until the contents poured out. Pages of poetry rained down, swirling on breezes, plastering … Continue reading

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Water (Poems)

Ten thousand lotus flowers sail down moonlight creek on catfish backs. The river unfurls, and unfurls as the river dragon uncoils, and uncoils. A barge rolls down river. At irregular intervals the roof folds down and the skeleton band plays … Continue reading

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Poems (Desert and sand)

Skeletal horse searching for phantasm rider Spectral horse tracks flicker in sandstorm Rustle fox vanishes in crimson Horse authors a new book everyday in red sand Chicken wire fence foxes plaything Sandstorm rages catfish sleeps peacefully Crimson wind makes alterations … Continue reading

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Poems (Monsters, myths and pokemon)

Wandering yeti fades into snow storm. Rainbow feathers black out the sun. Silent feline haunts the hills earthquake follows. Slipping below the waves shyness grips the loch ness monster The electric mouse fearlessly competes against dragons and giants Sasquatch shuns … Continue reading

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