- nonstop . . .
- leaning on his cane . . .
- southbound . . .
- old friends . . .
- tanka time . . .
- stars, planet, moons, et. al. . . .
- exquisite corpse update . . .
- exquisite corpse, anyone? . . .
- virtual friends . . .
- perhaps . . .
- cobwebs . . .
- After the Funeral . . .
- anthology fever . . .
- Throwback . . .
- new moon rising . . .
Tag Archives: Day of the Dead
Chrissi Villa is one of the sweetest, gentlest spirits I have come across in a very long time. A recent widow, she’s begun writing a series of tanka prose about the loss of her husband as a way of dealing … Continue reading
Each year for Day of the Dead, my creative and spirited best friend, Katherine Shurlds, sets up an altar in her living room to honor friends and loved ones she’s said goodbye to over the years. A small glimpse of … Continue reading
Ever since I started this blog three years ago, I’ve asked contributors to send me poems to honor their lost loved ones as part of a single All Souls Day/Day of the Dead post. This year, however, I’m planning something slightly different. During … Continue reading
her altar set for family and friends . . . each calavera flickering light that sparks all of our memories –Margaret Dornaus Once again, I’m privileged to share several images and small … Continue reading
all legs and arms . . . this wraith of a girl not much more than the thin slice of lightning that encircles her still A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 4, September 2012 Don’t forget I’m still accepting … Continue reading
mummy painting the young girl’s eyes wide open A Hundred Gourds, vol. 1, no. 4, Sept. 2012 It’s already the middle of October, and that has me thinking about the dead . . . And, more specifically, Day of the … Continue reading
Day of the Dead . . . fresh marigold blooms in my garden I’m humbled by and appreciative of the outpouring of poems and images collected here, especially because I put out the call to friends and fellow haijin in … Continue reading
new moon . . . the head of the ghoul shining brighter According to Earth and Sky, the brightest star in the night skies right now, found in the constellation Perseus, is known variously as Algol, the Demon Star, or … Continue reading
the whole family all with white hair and canes visiting graves –Bashō (trans., Jane Reichhold) As Halloween and El Día de los Muertos approach, once again I look to Bashō for inspiration on how to best remember those who’ve traveled down the ancestral road … Continue reading
Thank you to those who responded with their inspirations from Bashō’s autumn haiku. From Melissa Allen, author of the haiku blog Red Dragonfly, a favorite translation: The road here– No traveler comes along this autumn evening. —trans., Makoto Ueda And Melissa’s version: night … Continue reading