Category Archives: Literature

Wind Riders, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Evening,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Summer Swim, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Music, Fire, Creativity, and Candlelight

Creativity is a delicate matter.  Love and adventure transpiring in and through the self must be respected and cultivated in the act.  A creative product which doesn’t reflect back to its creator the fires of creation within his or her … Continue reading

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Pacific View, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Afternoon,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Morning,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Height, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Moon and Mischief, A Poem from my Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Night,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Nectar Hours, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “PreDawn,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Limestone Sleeps, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Dusk,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Gathering Cloud, A poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Evening,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Lonely, A Poem from My Book, “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Midday,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Ch’atlich, from My Book “Between the Hours”

This poem is from the section “Morning,” in my book “Between the Hours.” See here for further information on it, and look at this article for an explanation why I’m putting up a series of poems from my book. Thank … Continue reading

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Dawn, A Poem from My book “Between the Hours”

For the next little while, I intend to showcase here a poem-a-day from my recent book, “Between the Hours” (Please click here for more information). Below is the first in this series. Please enjoy these! The book is divided into … Continue reading

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Stretching Out

   How lovely, Through the torn paper window    The Milky Way. -Issa (Blyth)

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Brother Bat

   The bat Lives hidden    Under the broken umbrella. -Buson (Blyth)

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Fellowship of Life

   A drop of rain! The frog wiped his forehead    with his wrist. -Issa (Nobuyuki Uyasa)

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Love

A drowsy breeze sighs and the sky’s dry shell is filled with the voice of pines -Onitsura (tr. H. Behn)

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Ineffable Beauty

A hair as white as the snow That a swan has flown over. -Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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Beginnings Abide in Ends

Dusk… Stars    shining already between shores of cloud. -J.R.R. Tolkien, LOTR

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Consciousness

To have the sun and the moon in one’s sleeve; To hold the universe in the palm of one’s hand. -Zenrinkushu (tr. R. H. Blyth) To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild … Continue reading

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