Naani: The Wind, The Worm, The Lamb (trio)

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)

Chōka: Love is like the Wind

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