The Wind The higher windscarry and dispersethe final ashesof man and beast alike The Worm Nine out of ten wormscan not tellthe difference betweena peasant and a king The Lamb A young lamb chews on cudAnd thenproceeds to chokeon another mouthful of fresh grass Naani means "an expression of one and all". The stanza form … Continue reading Naani: The Wind, The Worm, The Lamb (trio)
love is like the winda blind force that stirs the worlddrifting by unseenflowing freely hand to handnever to be heldblowing softly in the earit whispers sweet thingsonly lovers understandat times it is stillwhere days pass without a breathyou are found wantingand with one surprising gustyou are knocked clean off your feet chōka (長歌, "long poem") … Continue reading Chōka: Love is like the Wind
He gripsDrifts and wispsMingled as a maneThe lion owns the plain She growsWith soft blowsTakes care to rescindLove the way of the wind They dareOwn a shareOf a sight unseenIn a land few have been One canFlame the fanAllowing the spreadIf kept in one's own head Each bend spells the endWhich is best for the … Continue reading The Way of Love
Ethereal force without form You know the way of my heart You turned my head against destined sights and gestured toward the sheltered old town Subtly pressed me down narrow alleys And carried me over cobblestone streets Laced with the fragrance of toasted almonds and cinnamon swirls A gentle gust and I was there … Continue reading Gust
A feather can drift on a subtle variation. Where its journey ends is left to the elements. Are we any different?