Category Archives: Poetry

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Never! But this month is a pretty tough slog. There are things going on that occupy a lot of my attention and there are two activities that I decided to add to this month which makes for a busy time. … Continue reading

Posted in Aikido, Creative Writing, Haiku, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New 30/30 Set

Well, I’m back at it. I’ve done 4 poems for the Tupelo Press 30/30 and they are up, at least for the time being and before I start really revising them here. Over the next few days, I’ll post my … Continue reading

Posted in Aikido, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

For National Poetry Month, I’m Doing the Tupelo Press 30/30 Challenge Again!

Dear Friends, In celebration of National Poetry Month 2019, I’m going the Tupelo Press 30/30 challenge once again. I had a blast last time, which lead to some of the material in my chapbooks, The Minstrel of Belmont and Leading … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree

via Grandpa Dug a Hole Beneath the Tangerine Tree I wrote a new poem not that long ago after I took Maya to see the hina dolls at the Boston Childrens’ Museum for Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day). Maya has a small set of … Continue reading

Posted in Asian America, Creative Writing, Family, Japanese America, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Life of a Poet

Does anyone ever feel like you’re writing and you’re in a groove and you’re doing so awesome that you’re creating something like or but you’re really coming up with this?

Posted in Creative Writing, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Appreciation for the Big Things

“Don’t expect your children to love you, so they can, if they want to.” –Ron Padgett there is nothing like my son’s kiss on the cheek my daughter’s hug the evening and the morning and the next day

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sudden Spring

I walked through my bedroom and from the corner of my eye, I thought I saw disaster. My heart palpitated. My vision flickered. A fallen tree? Had the woodshed collapsed? Something was suddenly, shockingly different out in the yard. forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in Haiku, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment