Konda Yakushi Onsen, Japan

In memory of my mentor, Edmund Skellings (1932-2012) The mountains are gray geishas Wearing rain hazy kimonos Over the green flesh, Plying their service Outside this hot spring pool, Water heated by Mother’s forge That made these islands. Fresh islands by Her reckoning, But for me, it only recalls My […]


Wabi-Sabi Butoh Dance for Two

Related to my last post about Wabi-Sabi, I present two poems for your reading pleasure. The first is by Susan Deer Cloud, who with John Gunther, hosted us in Livingston Manor. The second is by myself. Both poems touch the meaning of wabi-sabi. Susan Deer Cloud is a mixed lineage […]

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