Poetry Marathon 2016, Hour One: The doors on the right will open

Off to a good start. I wrote my first poem of the day while watching a YouTube video of a trip on Tokyo’s Yamanote Line, as viewed from the cockpit. You will step out onto the platform into the humid embrace of the summer afternoon You will melt as you melt into the crowd of which [...]

Lunch in Shibuya (a poem)

Remembering an afternoon from 1987 or thereabouts… I never did figure out who that actress was You pointed her out during lunch but I recognized neither the name nor the face I have no memory of it now I may have seen her later on TV If I did, I don’t remember I remember the [...]

A poem about two places

The May 30th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to write a couple of ten-line poems—one about a place you loved, and the other about a place you didn't—and then combine them into a single twenty-line poem. I wrote about Tokyo (specifically, Saturdays in Tokyo), [...]