crystal ball


This time of predictions and resolutions.

Year’s end reflection back, and looking forward.

That river of time, downstream as distant

and unclear as upstream, and before me

passing before I knew it was here.



Droplet Moments

Water – shallow and muddy – like the present
moment. Then clear and deeper – the past,
but not so long ago. Further back,
clear and so deep, clear no longer
applies. Thick glass. Opaque memory. Droplet moments.

Image Credit: Photo by Skitterphoto. Public Domain via Pixabay

The Floating Bridge of Dreams


Murasaki writing at her desk at inspired by the Moon


Reading Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji

1000 years old with its 400 tanka.

Like the western sonnet, the tanka turns,

from the pivotal image to personal response.

The past floats up to the present.