Espinela: Sojourn

Here, this place like any otheran unknown forest, I fear notI take rest, unshoulder my lotand await my future lover My life, to join with anotherto communicate beyond soundbeyond the thorned brambles agroundand hidden from sight of reproachNow, I see my beauty approachthis place becomes our sacred ground The Espinela is a Spanish poetic form … Continue reading Espinela: Sojourn

Haiku/Senryü/Zappai: Holy Trinity

Haiku Laundered sheets of iceSoft with pristine innocenceTortured by the sun A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Senryü Freshly laundered sheetsSoft with pristine innocencetortured by our acts Senryū (川柳, literally … Continue reading Haiku/Senryü/Zappai: Holy Trinity