catching rain drops ll

a long hard journey

rain beating down the meadow

like a wanderer’s feet

catching rain drops ll

this print and others are available through Fine Art


countless dewdrops

all around me

countless dewdrops: what

might they portend-when

those which fall upon my sleeve

are tears…

                        ~The Monk Saigyo

dawn dew ll
dawn dew ll

this print and others are now available through Fine Art America


bloom and fade

This life of ours would not cause you sorrow

if you thought of it as like

the mountain cherry blossoms

which bloom and fade in a day.

                                                            ~Murasaki Shikibu*

catching raindrops l
catching rain drops l

this print and others are now available through Fine Art America


Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

drifting away…

how can I blame the cherry blossoms

for rejecting this floating world

and drifting away as the wind calls them?

                                                                           ~Shunzei’s Daughter*



Women Poets of Japan

K Rexroth & I Atsumi

weekly photo challenge: muse

It began last summer…an obsession with the globe-shaped plumed heads of the dandelion and salisify.  While both are rejected by landscape artists, these “wishies'” unique characteristics result in amazing macro images.

monochrome 1

Additional images submitted for this week’s challenge can be found at Muse