Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Just a gentle reminder for the old bear... not to take yesterday into this very moment. Happy new day! Practice happy new day with your whole body-mind. Let self and others fall way without expecting anything than this.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Kano style painting

Scroll after scroll
the painters of Kano school
tell the same story
the point where form vanishes into nothing
the moment when nothingness turns into form
both different and both the same

Old froggy-like Kodo

Old Kodo
aimlessly being
covered in mountains and clouds
on his robe
if you pay attention
you might notice a bird
in the deep blue
all around
and the fragrant flowers
and cool snow
on your hands

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Onsen in April

A very modest haiku written as I was soaking in the outside bath in a delightful mountain onsen under a gentle rain:

In the steaming hot water

her little cold fingers running along my back

Spring rain