Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Old Red Shed

There is an open field not far away, perhaps it was once a fruit orchard, hard to tell now. In the back corner of the field sits an old red shed, abandoned and slowly crumbling apart, year by year. Amos … Continue reading

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Iago Ego

“For, sir, It is as sure as you are Roderigo, Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago: In following him, I follow but myself; Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty, But seeming so for … Continue reading

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No Other Way

“You don’t love me, I won’t love you!” They hadn’t been together long enough to stop before they hurt each other. She watched him close the door and leave. For a long time she gazed out a window, laying there, … Continue reading

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Vedanta Banter

You said: Moon-tipped pine-tips moan in Hallelujah gone gold moods, pressing in against the stranded night caught on the reef of a liquid sky. I replied: Tonight I am an abandoned raft adrift on a rolling sea of dark light, … Continue reading

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The Subject Was Huang Po

We could have chosen any parking place, but the choice of course was out of our hands. In the golden light of a late Sunday afternoon, we turned off the motor and together faced the obvious fact: above, below, and … Continue reading

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Night’s Two Sorrows

The old gods have vanished long ago yet in the dark a lone bird’s voice reveals miraculous power. The wind in the trees the many rustling leaves temper its melancholy song. At last, the rising moon! One taste of its … Continue reading

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Still Walking On

The two warring factions at first traded threats then sprang towards each other, colliding in mid-air, they collapsed together, entwined in a tragic embrace. A war memorial was cast in bronze, then the birds came to perch. It slowly turned … Continue reading

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