Friday, September 28, 2012

Some poems from Hakone

Fern's autumn shadow
single dark arrow pierces.
Stop. Leaving roji

forgotten ladle
basin purifies with song
shadow leaves bamboo

“Hanto! Another sweet!”
Quickly so the guest can be calm
Warm fall our alcove

The sound of incense
tells me there is something beautiful here.
Sometimes I forget

Outside not inside
a special host just for us
Inside not outside

Can’t climb the hill again
I'll follow from here and
Beat you to the top

Mushakouji Senke
Tea family of Rikyu
no room left to fin---

“Ice”ing on the couch
rain sounds on a sunny day
kitten heating pad

— Oct.17, 2011 by Harvey II
Inspired by the Daichakai at Hakone Gardens,
Saratoga, Calif., Oct.16, 2011
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