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


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