He: scuffing a forlorn boot on wasteland gravel She: waiting by the river for Lothlorien Prince We: waiting for hope to prove worthy not traitorous (After pasting in the above cornfields painting for this haiku on a whim, another arose now published as #6.)
Gossamer thin she walks like willow Bitter sweet church bells sing out Sunday Our times are fading from memory.
Hunting for new property The gentle art of gauging pros and cons… Who is capturing whom?
Rough rider Mexican street dogs sniff and bark Old beaters* nimbly navigate rough-shod pot-holes Wait! Where did the pandemic I just forgot go?! * beater = beat-up old car
Having hit a wall in terms of stories and articles because silence these days seems preferable to speech, it’s time for some haiku. For about 40 years now I’ve had a semi-regular practice of spontaneous composition of free-form poetry or haiku. They often get lightly edited afterwards to clarify the original thought or polish itContinue reading “2021 Haiku #1”
Story 7 Omimi in Saarland Speaking of kidney chi depletion which Tetsu was unable to treat himself for despite being able to cure congenital deafness and lameness in others reminds me of something I witnessed years ago in Saarland, a special province in Germany on the border with France halfway between Paris and Frankfurt. KidneyContinue reading “Story 7 Omimi in Saarland”
Article 42 Dylan: Knowing the Unknown This article is inspired by listening to Bob Dylan singing with friends including Donovan in London. What immediately follows is a lightly edited email to an old friend who runs a news aggregator website: https://sitrepworld.info/ on which was a link to the song ‘It’s all over now Baby Blue:’Continue reading “Dylan: Knowing the Unknown”
Story 5: Grandfather’s Learning Dream Grandfather was born around the end of the last century. One of seven boys, their family was the first in the area to have a car. By the time he died, cars with their roads were everywhere. On our last day together he drove us out of the front gateContinue reading “Grandfather’s Perpetual Learning Dream”
3 Tree of Life Dream Some dreams are remembered only as ending fragments (most in my case), but some are fairly involved stories which can be recalled years later. This one took place around 2015; I was then living in Nova Scotia, Canada which is where this one took place. The dream: Times were changing.Continue reading “Story 3: Tree of Life Dream”
https://bookshop.org/books/1-000-books-to-read-before-you-die-a-life-changing-list/9781523504459 Preface: Someone told me this story about an old friend who made a Youtube recently about his experience with a near death experience (NDE) and its after-effects. We were driving at the time and then had a sudden flat tire adventure so my memory of the story is a little hazy. It seemed toContinue reading “From the Land of the Dead to the Land of the Living”