Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kerri Shying R - # 183 Not ready for sashiko ( tatewaku)


Not ready for sashiko
(tatewaku)

Looking at ‘Steam Rising’   fresh-stitched on a bookmark  how
 did I not see  all the mismatched  higgeldly piggledy

stabs in white thread     not
 gently rising up    as steam  might

fragrant from a cup    of green sencha
 recalling      day of silent    contemplation   no

this   gap-tooth foreigner  just stands at the airport
phrase-book in hand    kimono sashed  across the wrong side

a haystack by a lawn.

4 comments:

  1. that's a great jump to the last line

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    1. Thanks Kit. I am entering the word of second third and fifth drafts this week!

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  2. wise to skip the fourth, they're always crap
    something like second spouses

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    1. I can't even bother to WRITE THEM DOWN.

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