jornales

for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

STREET NEWS an experiment on mixing haibun and haiga (haibunga)

streetnews1 haiga3

 

Street news (a haibun)

A school of clams caused a shoreline village to gather whispers. A fisherman proposed that the shaman must talk to the chief clam. What about? A boy asked. The chief clam passed the word around…

 

hum by hum

moonlight floods

the secret code

 

Betrayed, the villagers turned to the clams and pried them open. In the streets, a furor rages…

 

about time

the chill turns

a white page

October 8, 2014 Posted by | haibun, haiga, poetry | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

more throwback tanka…another ‘duet’

again

the sea unloads

its burdens

still i cling

to you

 

in the wind

a wailing dove

you won’t see

as i bend a shadow

beyond yours

 

Alegria Imperial, Multiverses, Spring 2012

October 7, 2014 Posted by | poetry, tanka | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

another throwback post…a tanka ‘duet’ at LYNX journal

as the moon

transforms in sunlight

we shift roles

you into a clown, i

a hummingbird

 

in my palm

the fortune teller

traces lines

one slides off my destiny

away from yours

 

LYNX  XXVII:I February 2012

 

October 6, 2014 Posted by | poetry, tanka | , , , , , | Leave a comment