Waterfalls of Osaka

crystal droplets bounce orchestra of waterfalls releases rainbows Kim M. Russell, 2017 Kema-cho, Osaka Prefecture in autumn and a waterfall somewhere around Kema-cho My response to Carpe Diem #1160 Kema, birth-place of Yosa Buson Today on our journey through Japan we have reached the region in which Yosa Buson (1716-1784) was born, Kema Settsu Province, nowadays known as […]

Invitation to the Tyburn Jig

In the shadow of the gallows, not far from the hangman’s noose, the young pick-pocket drowns in the shallow murk of a blindman’s holiday, once the jailer’s doused the glim. He was born under a threepenny planet, dipping wipers for a tot of lightning, dodging charlies and soul-drivers. Holed up in a gospel-shop, pot-valiant, he forgot […]