Saturday, July 27, 2013

Montana, decades ago

I watch moonbeams
disapearing over a mountain top

around a mountain switchback,
the voice of Grizzly BEARS,   rising

no gun-no bear spray-just rusty old bear bells,  
heavy and cold upon my toes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A tanka for Hiroshige's Tale of Genji Print

A Contemporary Haiga

fickle Genji

screened      Lady Murasaki ?

emotions flicker

clouded composition      hoax ?

pretence of a three nite stay ?

Haiku for Hokusai's Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road/Hodogaya on the Tokaido Road

Contemporary Haiga

a gnarled framing

a skewed composition

passing Mt Fuji

A Haiku for Hokusai's Nakamaro Watching The Moon From A Hill/Abe no Nakamaro (Chao Heng)

Contemporary Haiga


longing for ones homeland


(The Waka that accompanied it, translated read)
"When I look abroad
O'er the wide-streched "Plain of Heaven",
Is the moon the same
That on Mt Mikasa rose,
In the land of Kasuga?"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Haiku for Houksai's Yamashiro Arashiyama Togetsukyo/Crossing-Moon Bridge At Arashiyama In Yamashiro Province

Contemporary Haiga

Landscapes of grandeur

transitions      visual tones

on land & air      see?

A Haiku for a Hokusai Print

Contemporary Haiga 

ephemeral sky

           ethereal pathway

                          westward currents   f  l  o  w 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A tanka for Hiroshige's "Ommayagashi/Ommayagashi Embankment"

A Contemporary Haiga

white masked      NIGHT HAWKS!

Diseased Warriors      men?


lustful esculents   effused

outcasts      winter's anathemas

Monday, July 8, 2013

cRaCkEd   coloured      leave flakes

trampled   fading in trail dirt


Of the African Continent

Egypt's Arabs

Africa's anathema

Spring of discontent

colonial pawns

African Arabs     Rise uP

Monday, July 1, 2013

A Haiku for Hokusai's "Thirty Six Views of Mt Fuji" Koshu Misaka suimen (Reflection in Lake Misaka)

A Contemporary Haiga
"Fictitious Facade"


natures imprint - coloured stain

        woodblock reflection