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Kasen: From Marriott
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    From: 23 September 2008
    To:     21 December 2008   
    Mandala
    D.Horse
    Anne
    Tina



                          mandala                                       

       from Marriott
       to a ruined palace
       ah autumn blast
              (Mandala)

         it was an interlude
         of the prolonged sandstorms
              (D.Horse)

       circles, squares, oblongs
       flag-maker's working in
       the moonlit atelier
              (Anne )

         all the full dress ships
         exchange gun salutes
              (mandala)

       press corps raided
       a sleepy fishing village,
       a white whale washed ashore
              (d.horse)

         run, little mermaid, run
         on your brand new feet
              (anne)

     ウ
       dear passengers
       we’ve crossed the date line
       April 1 now
              (mandala)


              mandala

         I've waited for hours in vain
         such a fool I took her words
              (d.horse)

       in a misty hue
       love romance started
       mobiles being turned off
              (anne)

         only I know that he is
         one of the justices of the SC
              (tina)

       to err is human,
       to forgive may not be
       his wife's policy
              (d.horse)

         come rain or come shine
         single-legged scarecrow
              (mandala)

       harvest moon
       almost falling down
       to the old pond
              (tina)

         up! up! to the highest
         the spire of the rock
              (anne)

       hey kids
       get aroused now with
       the Rolling Stones
              (mandala)

         I don't recall what I ate
         'twas only yesterday
              (d.horse)


                     mandala

       suddenly the game is over
       only the floral scent
       left behind
              (anne)

         on a thrown die
         a butterfly sits
              (tina)

    二オ
       walking in the spring breeze
       along the River Sumida,
       Vivaldi from a cardboard house
              (d.horse)

         the trio plays a piece or two
         at Four Seasons’s bar
              (mandala)

       eleven or twelve ?
       the big wall clock
       now strikes
              (tina)

         with full make up
         wiped off
              (anne)


                  Jakarta Art Museum

       nasty mirror !
       wrinkle wrinkle
       disasater
              (mandala)

         someday, I believe,
         my prince will come
              (d.horse)

       a limousine
       dragging tins and cans
       marriage of convenience
              (anne)


                              mandala

         they both have
         very good resons for it
              (tina)

       don't ask me
       why I dropped out of
       Harvard
              (d.horse)

         the mantra called me
         from another shore
             (mandala)

       and in me
       the Japanese
       came out strong
              (tina)

         fresh tea caddy opened
         farewell party started
              (anne)

    ナウ
       December moon
       lights up the marquee
       of Bedouins
              (mandala)

         camel bells from far away
         linger in the silence
              (d.horse)

       boys,
       never forget
       what your mother taught you
              (tina)

         lullaby goes on like this:
         pain! pain! fly away!
              (anne)

       flower to flower
       a butterfly flits around
       for life or for love
              (d.horse)

         may peace prevail on the earth
         glorious spring in the air
              (mandala)


             --------THE END OF KASEN: FROM MARRIOTT--------




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    Kasen: The Golden Bell
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      28 January-17 June 2008
                Mandala
                D. Horse
                Tina
                Anne

         striking 2008
         the golden bell opens
         a new horizon
              (Mandala)


               mandala
       
           it also tolls for
           the old man and the sea
              (D. Horse)

         a shabby cat
         strayed into
         a rainy alley
              (Tina)

           tiger beer?
           a big smile at the bar
              (Anne)

         noise of garbage trucks
         hubbub at a newsstand
         moon hangs hazily
              (d.horse)

           crowd jostle for home
           the spring festival
              (mandala)


         daffodils in a row
         nodding each other
         like freshmen at college
              (anne)


                          mandala

           do you know that Mrs. Smith
           who plays the shamisen ?
              (tina)

         at the great gate
         thus wooed the girl
         Zarathustra
              (mandala)

           wake up, my friend
           you were in a deep dream
              (d.horse)

         for the Pluto
         the last space shuttle's
         already taken off
              (tina)

           pomegranate sweet
           in the moonlight
              (anne)

         red and yellow leaves
         underneath were people
         carrying all black backpacks
              (d.horse)

           here comes a wild boar
           straight down a single path
              (mandala)

         seven-branch-sword
         given by damsel
         as a token of love
              (anne)


                        national treasure (Nara National Museum)

           unexpectedly huge bird
           reflected in the mirror
              (tina)

         hawks and doves
         all forget to fight
         the cherry blossoms
              (mandala)

           war-battered hometown, alack
           ruined castle in deep weeds
              (Tu Fu / d.horse)

      二オ
         roaring
         a farm tractor
         approaching
              (tina)


                        mandala

           shampooed and permed
           wife is ready to go out
              (anne)

         no places to visit
         no friends to call
         a blissful afternoon nap
              (d.horse)

           who shout for freedom
           from jails in Tibet?
              (mandala)

         through a hole to the sky
         lamentation rose up
         like clouds
              (anne)

           something heavy-looking
           dropped in the lotus pond
              (tina)

         flesh and blood
         after the holy dinner
         a tipsy lurch
              (mandala)

           time heals a broken heart?
           but it stood still
              (d.horse)

         a bandoneon
         touches again
         the slow writer
              (tina)

           Templo de la Sagrada Famillia,
           a Japanese mason's there
              (anne)

         a train whistle far off
         a dog howling near by
         moonlit silence of a night
              (d.horse)

           a hut midst the pampas
           alone in autumn wind
              (mandala)

      ナウ
         a basketful of mushrooms
         delivered
         from secret mountain
              (anne)


                   mandala

           the toy brick house
           suddenly broken down
              (tina)

         to right to left
         ocean splits in half
         making high walls
              (mandala)

           Listen, they started removing
           snow of the alpine highway
              (d.horse)

         pale pink petals
         drifting around
         all day long
              (tina)

           footprints of Princess Saho
           everywhere on the meadow
              (anne)

      ---END---








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      Kasen: Not Visible But Tangible
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           18 September - 1 December 2007
           by Fujiwara Toshiyuki, D. Horse, Mandala and Tina


                           mandala


          not visible
          but tangible; the wind
          autumn is here
                  (fujiwara toshiyuki/d. horse)


              on tatami with bare feet
              evening is a bit chill
                 (mandala)

          a moon
          swaying on the water
          in a tin tub
                  (tina)

              I got it for you,
              my little boy
                 (d. horse)

          he’s a mushroom
          to grow in the air
          huge and lethal
                 (mandala)

              the light at the street
              now turns green
                 (tina)


                               mandala


          sipping coffee
          biting pretzels
          life is a rush
                 (d. horse)

              frozen voices float
              as diamond dust dances
                 (mandala)

          someone left
          one of a pair of
          brand-new snow boots
                 (tina)

              did anyone see
              a pumpkin coach last midnight?
                 (d. horse)

          sunset to sunrise
          curfew is imposed
          in the capital
                 (mandala)

              the pie should be cut
              for seven kids even
                 (tina)

          I dont have a mansion
          nor am I a yachtie
          moon and six pence in pocket
                 (d.horse)

              the isle is in haze
              a distant silhouette
                 (mandala)

          I believe
          fairies of that blooming hamlet
          are all in a doze
                 (tina)

              on a lovely spring day
              my pa and mom met
                 (d.horse)

          her smile is a blur
          in the warmth of the night
          ah Diana
                 (mandala)

              quarrelsome fisherman
              has quitted drinking since
                  (tina)

        二オ
          a wreck of a boat
          on the deserted beach
          soughing of palm trees
                  (d.horse)


                              mandala

              from a hillside desa
              comes soulful gamelan
                 (mandala)

          somehow
          my nose itches --
          gleamy weather
                 (tina)

              no love stories on TV
              attract Darby and Joan now
                 (d.horse)

          couch potatoes
          beside the fireplace
          unmoving
                 (mandala)

              bull or bear
              the stockbroker is wavering
                 (tina)

          onto chilly streets
          people dissipate for weekends
          crescent moon hanging in the sky
                 (d.horse)

              they harvest strange fruits
              of the southern tree
                 (mandala)

          because
          it's almost
          All Hallows' day
                 (tina)


                      Fra Angelico, National Gallery, London 

              a girl, all dolled up
              knocked on my door
                 (d.horse)

          crepe suzette
          not an apple pie
          for tonight
                 (mandala)

              he lost his interest
              in monastic life anymore
                 (tina)

        ナウ
          I cannot hold
          until the Great Wall
          falls down
                 (d.horse)

              in a snowstorm
              nomads are starving
                 (mandala)

          his wife forgot
          to put chopsticks
          in his lunch box
                 (tina)

              a rustle at the front door
              spring air wafted in
                 (d.horse)

          oh Florence
          Flora springs out of
          la Primavera
                 (mandala)


               Primavera, Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi

              innumerable butterflies
              flew the sea off
                 (tina)

                ----The End of Kasen: Not Visible But Tangible----

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        How divinely: a Kasen
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          1.
          The new year's dawn,
          The same sun rose as before
          But, how divinely!
          (w.boar)



          2.
          Swinging at the cold rope's end
          Saddam could not see the light
          (mandala)

          3.
          Onto chilly streets
          A subway exit spits out
          Pale officegoers endlessly
          (nose)

          4.
          A tropical shower hits
          The hot roof of a mosque
          (mandala)

          5.
          Dogs wake up sheep
          Women make up kitchen fire
          The moon about to fade in the sky
          (d.horse)

          6.
          as a short day is breaking
          spouting whales are to be seen
          (mandala)

          7.
          In a vast cornfield
          The cobs and leaves tremble
          In the autumn wind
          (mandala)



          8.
          Where has the pretty face gone
          Who used to play hide and seek
          (d.horse)

          9.
          Here I find your legs
          Fair and slender without shoes
          O there your wasp waist
          (mandala)

          10.
          Sober up my friend
          You are dreaming a daydream
          (w.boar)

          11.
          Step aside my lord
          When the spring sun embraces
          Me and the barrel
          (mandala)

          12.
          Tomorrow I'll plow forward
          for the sowing of the field
          (d.horse)

          13.
          For the Easter table
          Farmers are hurrying home
          Bathed in moonlight.
          (mandala)

          14.
          Thinking of my folks in Kansas
          I'm on night patrol duty
          (w.boar)

          15.
          Follies still march on
          Thirty years since Vietnam
          Three years in Iraq
          (mandala)

          16.
          O where has my gravestone gone?
          On the mound is Chiristmas rose
          (brothers four)

          17.
          On a bald mountain
          A flash of hope through cold air
          Day begins to break
          (mandala)

          18.
          Look, my son just began toddling
          Spring is around the corner
          (d.horse)



          19.
          TV is showing
          Crowds in Kairakuen garden,
          My wife and I sip hot chocolate
          (d.horse)

          20.
          Memories dissolve into
          The dark brown of bitterness
          (mandala)

          21.
          No word of consolation
          Nor a dose of medicine
          Can cure my broken heart
          (w.boar)

          22.
          A glass of wine in your hand
          An autumn song on your lips
          (mandala)

          23.
          A horde of elderly ladies
          All wearing black backpacks
          Looking up at red leaves
          (d.horse)

          24.
          Astride the broomsticks they fly
          Over boughs to the pale moon
          (mandala)

          25.
          A hairless man in working clothes
          Stood beside a bonfire
          Chilly morning in dead silence
          (w.boar)

          26.
          With the temple bell tolling
          The sky is brightening up
          (mandala)

          27.
          Clouds won't hide the sun
          Blue sea of Hawaii trembles
          On this wedding day
          (Hawaiian song maker)

          28.
          You’ve just come out of ripples
          Alohaino to you
          (mandala)
          Notes: alohaino=a Hawaiian interjection, expressing great love.

          29.
          Urban crows hurrying home
          To the nests in the woods
          A break from work for the day
          (d.horse)

          30.
          Though happy with the sundown
          The sun also rises soon
          (mandala)



          31.
          Oh it has been years
          Since I stopped dreaming a dream
          A knock on the door
          (mandala)

          32.
          The Haunting
          is the movie I never forget
          (w.boar)

          33.
          A sound from a pond
          Before an ancient castle
          In a bare mountain
          (mandala)

          34.
          Soon tadpoles'll cover the water
          As young leaves cover the field
          (d.horse)

          35.
          The mayflower drifts
          To the discovered land
          The moon is rising
          (mandala)

          36.
          Dolphins are jumping around us
          Claiming the ocean is theirs
          (w.boar)









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