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Earthquake Season

earthquake season -
the avocado
rolls this way & that
wave upon wave
a rainbow in curved air
so beautiful
this time of year
the moon over Hiroshima
the bitter aftertaste
of my twig tea
dead roach
buried in the flower pot
hastily snuffed
the doors of perception
rapidly closing
100 billion neurons
tapped deep
to granite secrets
they swap their faces
back again they swap
amid the smell of paint
he coaxes
a small smile from her
blind in the fragrance garden
witch-hazel
flies all swatted,
the lightest touch
on the divining rod
we gasp at the delights
of Tokusatsu

Earthquake Season – A New Junicho


hokku – Sandra [shasei]
wakiku – John [cultural - music]
daisan – Willie [cultural - politics]
#4 – Alan [shasei]
#5 – Bill [shasei]
#6 – Lorin [cultural - literature]
#7 – Lorin [gendai]
#8 – John [gendai]
#9 – Sandra [cultural - art]
#10 – Bill [shasei]
#11 – Willie [cultural - religion]
ageku – Alan [cultural - film]

Composed at Issa's Snail
28th February to 23rd March 2011

John Carley – UK (sabaki)
Bill Dennis – USA
Lorin Ford – AU
Sandra Simpson – NZ
William Sorlien – USA
Alan J. Summers – UK

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