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shell secrets swept clean
carried on the ocean’s breath
only seagulls cry

Kim M. Russell, 2018

My response to Carpe Diem Crossroads #1 Introduction to a new feature and a first try… 110 more words


Short, Savory, and Sound: Aitken's Miniatures

In fall 2000 I first encountered Robert Aitken Roshi with his book, The Dragon Who Never Sleeps, a collection of scores of four-line poems, or gathas.  757 more words

Wisdom Traditions

Andrena Zawinski: Singing Bird Haibun

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, 

and the grass grows by itself.” Basho

It is not a steely-eyed egret nor heft of pelican but just a singing bird that catches my fancy from a balcony perched across from pines lining the marina. 204 more words


Bashō Haiku

Beneath the tree

In the soups and the salads

Cherry blossoms everywhere!



in a pilgrim’s robe
trudging by green fields of rice
Basho composes



Basho was sublime
He walked the halls of castles
Noticed the skylarks


La forma dell'acqua

La forma dell’acqua è tale per non avere forma, di preciso come questo film pompato dal suo proprio marketing alla massima pressione. Nel 1955 sarebbe stato credo un prodotto della Hammer film casa che macchinava fantasie ingenue e avvincenti come… 567 more words

Pasquale D'Ascola