poems as hand- and foot-holds on a glass mountain

Falling Away

Some say mirrors and camera lens don’t lie having never learned to speak but there are many strange offerings a Truth is tall flightless bird sometimes…

On Taking Off

Settling into a window seat one story up from the tarmac while other passengers file in we’re behind a wing so will observe our common-sense planet…

FX

We’re standing near a raspberry patch watching a bee-raid of little capitalists taking what they want and flying off with no thought of their leavings. You…

Original Faces

“A painting of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger.” – Dogen They met for dinner once a month at the Painted Rice Cake fussed with…

Urban Listening

When you take a load off furniture is where you put it. Park it here, they always say those otherwise silent almost immobile 4-legged friends who…

Sea Life

someone I thought I knew has been standing on a high bluff for years watching waves drive onto a beach pushed up by unseen shallows pushed…

Forgetting Vowels

Sitting briefly in rooms as weekend guests while the walls and furniture faded with frequent overlooking with being merely checked off dust on window ledges noted…

Counted On

young passengers on long car trips would sometimes count birds or fenceposts to fight off boredom the mind making order when it seemed there was only…

History Engineers

Making our history one step at a time

Roger Haydon Mitchell's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Dōgen Institute

Disseminating the Teachings of Eihei Dōgen Zenji

Tomas Tranströmer

The Official Website

Chinaman Creek

Musings on Chinaman Creek, poetry, translation and Hong Kong

of mere being

...fire-fangled feathers dangle down...

How a Poem Moves

Short essays on short poems, written mostly by Adam Sol

#TeachLivingPoets

Complicating the canon

After the Pause

a journal of poetry, flash fiction, and art

The Faithful Buddhist

Forcing the Truth of the Buddha Event

Speculative Non-Buddhism

ruins of the buddhist real

Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Heartland Contemplative

Meditative musings from somewhere in flyover country

History of Ornithology

People, Research and Adventures in the History of Bird Study

Salt

Seasoned Theology

Grist

Working toward a planet that doesn’t burn, a future that doesn’t suck

Sea Library

Jūras bibliotēka Jūrmalā

Denaya Rose

A compilation of poems, stories, ramblings, and thoughts.

Fourteen Lines

A Sonnet Obsession

History Engineers

Making our history one step at a time

Roger Haydon Mitchell's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Dōgen Institute

Disseminating the Teachings of Eihei Dōgen Zenji

Tomas Tranströmer

The Official Website

Chinaman Creek

Musings on Chinaman Creek, poetry, translation and Hong Kong

of mere being

...fire-fangled feathers dangle down...

How a Poem Moves

Short essays on short poems, written mostly by Adam Sol

#TeachLivingPoets

Complicating the canon

After the Pause

a journal of poetry, flash fiction, and art

The Faithful Buddhist

Forcing the Truth of the Buddha Event

Speculative Non-Buddhism

ruins of the buddhist real

Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Heartland Contemplative

Meditative musings from somewhere in flyover country

History of Ornithology

People, Research and Adventures in the History of Bird Study

Salt

Seasoned Theology

Grist

Working toward a planet that doesn’t burn, a future that doesn’t suck

Sea Library

Jūras bibliotēka Jūrmalā

Denaya Rose

A compilation of poems, stories, ramblings, and thoughts.

Fourteen Lines

A Sonnet Obsession