Monthly Archives: May 2012

An Authentic Life

Sumi ink painting of mountains and river with haiku

Mother’s Day
her milk still flowing
through me

Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers! Today I’d like to share a bit about my mother, Erika Makino.

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sumi ink painting of wild currant in bloom with haiku

your skin so warm—
outside, the wild currant
blossoms into pink

Writing can be a solitary business. I sit alone with pen and notebook, while words and phrases float like feathers above my head, tantalizingly close but refusing to be captured and organized into a poem.

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