Tuesday, November 25, 2014

winter books

These are the books I've been reading lately:

A Drifting Boat, Chinese Zen Poetry edited by J.P Seaton
The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: 
Buddhist Poet Monks of China, translated by Red Pine
Basho: The Complete Haiku, translated by Jane Reichhold
Four Huts: Asian Writings on the Simple Life
translated by Burton Watson
Guide to Capturing a Plum Blossom
translated by Red Pine
Mountain Poems of Stonehouse, translated by Red Pine

Saturday, November 22, 2014

started typesetting new book

Finally started typesetting
my next book for publishing.
And it began its life written
in one of these notebooks.
See April and May posts
from last summer.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

movie time

Watched one of my favorite movies again
MY MAN GODFREY (1936). Might be time
to watch the Thin Man movies again too.

Also showed the kids that famous scene in 
SAFETY LAST (1923) with Harold Lloyd climbing.
I love this picture of him on the Space Needle. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

october haiku

Inspired by one of my favorite haiku poets
Santoka Taneda, I just wrote a collection of
135 or so haiku during this last month
of October, the time of the railroad earth.
Hopefully you'll get a chance to read them
soon. I need a good Japanese publisher
to take an interest.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

dream machine