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Category Archives: Lynda’s Essays, Fiction, Poetry et cetera
It suddenly occurs to me that he is not only a traffic cop, but also a member of the self-appointed diction police. He is correcting my pronunciation. I’m mangling the name of the temple—two long o vowels, not short. Continue reading
I love the way light—even one candle—changes everything about darkness. Continue reading
Artisan Sake Maker Masa Shiroki brings in the sake rice harvest 2012, Continue reading
Sunday, March 11, 2012 The Wild Weathers a gathering of love poems book launch happens at Renaissance Books (43-6th Street, New Westminster, BC) between 1-3 PM. I will be reading “Final Round,” my contribution to the anthology.
A little break from themes Japanese today. A few days ago I received an apologetic email informing me that Leaf Press had selected my poem “Final Round” to appear in The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems. The anthology … Continue reading
In Pacific Standard Time the radio alarm awakened me: We repeat. A second plane has hit the second tower of The World Trade Center. Even in my groggy state I understood immediately what had happened. Not the specifics, of course, … Continue reading
The last of the late-blooming sakura have vanished into leaves now. I was asked to contribute reflections of my afternoon as a volunteer during Vancouver Mokuyokai Society‘s Ohanami (cherry blossom viewing) earlier in April. You can read the essay which will … Continue reading
Friday I had thought to begin the first in a series of blog-posts, sharing vignettes from my November 2010 travels to Japan. Something to ease me into blogging, something I could do with confidence and love for my subject. However, … Continue reading
Thank you all who responded to my web-launch announcement, for your interest and for dropping by again. Click on the title and read Pure Wool.