I count them on the power line:
one, two, three, four, five pigeons,
plump, grey, grumbling curmudgeons,
with the occasional coyish coo
that helped me through
a pandemic void of company,
a string of them, comical and pearly.
Just before sunset,
a window in the tumbling cloud,
accompanied by a loud
clap of wings, they explode
like fireworks that have lost their sparks
into the fading light,
their feathers whistling in flight.
Kim M. Russell, 23rd September 2020
Rommy is back with another interesting insight into the art of Japanese tea ceremony and the art of wearing kimono. She says it involves a lot of knot tying and explains how the novice kimono wearer’s best friend is a koshihimo, a length of long skinny fabric that is used to secure parts of a kimono or obi, to keep one part still while dealing with another bit of fabric, or to keep things held while wearing a kimono.
Today, Rommy would like us to think about things that act like a koshihimo—things meant only as a temporary or hidden support.