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Exciting News!

I’m sorry sorry I haven’t been on in awhile., but I’ve been really busy writing and editing my books.  I can assure you they will be worth the wait! But the good news is I’ll be presenting two panels at … Continue reading

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Ayakashi

Three days on the sea Rain falls upon a small boat Men gather their pails And gather the gallons of oil From the eel’s underbelly

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Kami-kiri

In a royal house The emperor sleeps calmly The tchac-tchac of blades Stops for only a moment The emperor’s hair scatters

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Noppera-bo

In the calm evening, On a street where badgers run A faceless woman Surprises a faceless man A spark is ignited

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Heikegani

On the ocean floor, Spirits of a lost battle Walk eternally As they did before their end They live for their Emperor. © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Chochinobake

Paper lantern lantern Swinging under the moonlight Even without wind And even without a flame A lantern’s tongue is tricky © Michael Goldstein

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Hitodama

Amidst the fireflies, A flaming ball of blueness Crawls along the air, And falls back into its earth. The man awakes from his faint. © Michael Goldstein

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