Sedōka: Why Does The Grass Grow?

why does the grass grow?to be trampled under footreturned to the soil below Why does the grass grow?for the love of life and growthto reach in search of heaven sedōka (旋頭歌, "memorized poem" or "head repeated poem") consists of two tercets of five, seven, and seven syllables each. The head repeating. An uncommon form, it … Continue reading Sedōka: Why Does The Grass Grow?

Mystic Rite

Wild fragmentsAt the mercy of fireWhen scorchedin ancient traditionAndForged under pressureIgnite a raw potentialA single wispevokes vivid hopeThen blossoms with lifeWhose soft tendrils curlUpon escapeThey lift like a dancerin the lightpirouetting above theScalding murkA lost lovers scentAfter nights too longprickling the sensesAs anticipation peaksWe blessAnd give thanksFor this mystic riteOf the gods Happy International Coffee … Continue reading Mystic Rite