Wednesday, April 20, 2011






watering the garden
I try to remember
a bygone summer
the taste of
a special wine

(AW, April 2011)






Sunday, April 10, 2011




today's dinner
a hotpot with
carrots and onions
like always I hum
grandmother's song

(AW, April 2011)





Wednesday, April 6, 2011




old jars
on a shelf
leftover paints
my doll's house had
green doors

(AW, April 2011)






Sunday, April 3, 2011




green tea
a sip
and another
the old bowl was made
in Kyoto

(AW, April 2011)










in my mind
terms like these
nuclear power plant
genpatsu-shinsai
but I know nothing

(AW, April 2011)









Saturday, March 19, 2011




there is
no way to meet
but we've decided
to share the moon
tonight

(AW, March 2011)







Sunday, March 13, 2011




before
now
hopes for safety are
washed away
in Japan

(AW, March 2011)





Thursday, March 10, 2011






the cloister cemetery
some finches,
a robin and the wind
present their
heavenly song

(AW, March 2011)









Saturday, March 5, 2011




dull day
she decides
to dye her hair
red
again

(AW, March 2011)









the lonely protester
shares
his homemade sandwich
with
the pigeons

(AW, March 2011)







tea time
as always
the old lady
mentions
her dead twin

(AW, March 2011)






chess
but
the players' dogs
are already
sleeping

(AW, March 2011)




Friday, March 4, 2011




moon and stars
he had
promised
to come home
early

(AW, March 2011)









carnival ball
the devil
the sailor
both kiss
the angle

(AW, March 2011)







gym
I lay on the ground
and
I stretch
my thoughts

(AW, March 2011)



on tiptoe
he will read
my letter
much
too late

(AW, March 2011)