Friday, April 09, 2010

waka of budo adana: Frocks

Chilly April rains,
Crisp afterthoughts of winter,
Cool the warming earth
As white tree flowers give way
To Spring frocks of new green leaves

Thursday, April 08, 2010

waka of budo adana: Smile

Whenever I smile,
The whole world brightens,
Even in darkness,
For a light that shines within
Is reflected everywhere

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

waka of budo adana: Haven

On life’s stormy road,
When there is no place to lay
My rain-soaked body
Down, you pull my aching head
To your breast, my safe haven

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

waka of budo adana: Urge

Two AM, awake,
Wishing nausea away
Trying to resist the urge
To howl, to cry, to vomit

Monday, April 05, 2010

waka of budo adana: Pain

The pain is a friend,
A faithful companion who
Lives inside my skull,
Who wakes me after midnight
From the terror of nightmares.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

waka of budo adana: Renewal

Lichens cling to rocks
Mushrooms feed on felled tree trunks
Dung beetles roll dung
Vultures feast on rotting flesh
I chew up my old writings