Friday, July 31, 2009

Winter Almost Over

Spring in the step of shoppers.
Cloud cows browse the blue above.
Many forms, one purity.


Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Inishie mo
Ima mo kawaranu
Yo no naka ni
Kokoro no tane wo
Nokosu koto no ha

In this world that remains,
Past and present
I leave these words:
Seeds of my spirit.

Upon receiving this poem, Emperor Goyozei ordered an end to the siege of the castle
in which Fujitaka expected to be killed.
The pen was proved mightier than the sword.
This is not a haiku.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

As I dried my sleeves,
drenched with chrysanthemum dew,
did an age slip by?

Jeronimus, after the ancient Japanese poet Sosei Hoshi

Saturday, July 11, 2009

a moment,
the waves show
the water beneath

the butterflies'

after graduation -
dreams of cotton in the wind

opening the door
to sweep the dirt out -
heavy summer rain


Friday, July 10, 2009


A recent painting, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 inches.
Blue clouds, brains of rain,
'vessels of water', in Greek.
What angel arranged hydrangeas?
- Jeronimus

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pine trunks creak in the breeze,
as if an old chest had closed
- winter afternoon