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hopscotch pattern

moon chops through clouds swelled with wind by neither wind nor hand a lute wanders hundred year tunes a gathering of umbrellas in hopscotch pattern hope for night rain a sandle hops into night black the words will have to … Continue reading

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Strangers Watch

crescent moon fades into the empty sky a women’s hair unfurls, and unfurls as rice stocks sink, and sink a neighbours gaze cranes over a wall of a thousand bricks words simply won’t come to roost under a strangers watch … Continue reading

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Starless Black

Moons great light pools in thousand cloud peaks under starless black a bell rings without cessation. Lone wanderer caught in a slow flurry of wandering bones empty pages know nothing of the words that will never land. ~~~ thousand cloud … Continue reading

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Monks Shadow

fragments of moon flickers lie in a bamboo grove pagoda peaks sink into monks shadow hulling rice the lantern lit pathways are crowded by a fox procession floating words abandon empty pages for heavens bridge ~~~ Moon flickers fracture on … Continue reading

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Gaps

wandered moon fingers ghost through rain stream spaces in heavy dark swords glint for ceremony and nothing more blue flame drifts from one empty candle to another stray poems burn in trails of blazing azure ~~~ Image found here: http://ukiyo-e.org/image/ohmi/Kasamatsu_Shiro-Pagoda_in_Evening_Rain-010250-01-28-2010-10250-x2000Continue reading

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Slow Arc

The moon vaults along a slow arc, a painted face silences chattering lanterns. Two tailed cats dance in the trailing mist empty pages shall not be filled on this night. ~~~ Image found here: http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/ito-shinsui/evening-scene-at-ishiyama-temple-1917 Inspired by┬áKeiji Mutoh aka The … Continue reading

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Extreme Speed

Flicker and hum. Neon tangles manifest as temples. Clear and empty. Open road of black azure. Roar, and roaring. Red motorcycle at extreme speed. ~~~ Tangled neon. Flickering temples. Open road. Black azure. Red motorcycle at extreme speed. Tail light … Continue reading

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Audacity

Wind up birds uncoil songs amongst the locked roads. A face blazes with the audacity of traffic lights changing. Lights flicker of things mother said not to look at that. Smiling Buddhas in a row sit in the great neon … Continue reading

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Bodhidharma’s Legs

stars no stars. moon no moon. over cosmic rivers dragon tails bat comets. ~~~ Idle gazing into star rivers Crossed legs lose feeling Across the black azure Dragon tails bat comets ~~~ Idle gazing into black night azure. Legs arranged … Continue reading

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Folding Mulberries

Forests no forests. Mountains no mountains. Rivers no rivers. In radiant dipper blaze a tiger plumbs azure depths. ~~~ A fly regains balance in prevailing dragon roars. Mulberry clusters are folded by a jade fist. A moths eyebrow arches over … Continue reading

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