Tuesday, February 26, 2013


February 26, 2013

a round full moon in its circle of night
grants a dreamy chance encounter
with its rugged ragged face not of beauty
but in a sudden excitement of recognition
-- the complementary color of grey

strangers from mutual memories
floating inside clattering restaurant table talks
parallel plates from society's flat universe
fire ignites electricity for an emotional void
-- alternative energy fuel for desperate times

© 2013 by WEb


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Moving Forward

everyone has a purpose

life is exciting as the basic elements
wide blue skies reside inside and imagined
walking this road to songs in my head

even when everything seems like nothing
between remembered holes in memory's zeros
darkness and shadows chasing my feet

blazing wind racing up mountaintops
billowing grass streaming with raindrops
listening to the heart
listening to the signs

you just gotta let it go

© 2012 by WEb


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ordinary Day in November

rain -- and then sun
sweeps across the California coastline
the scent of luminous new growth
blows over our backyard hillside

inside a cricket's song
in opposition to the full moon
garden eggplants, cucumbers, tomatoes
face the final diffracting edge of autumn
displaying colors -- purple green red

it is a mystery to me
for this world of tranquility
why in this life, faith is left behind
why in this embrace, beauty is right beyond
enduring with an unaccountable mind

global economies recede or rise
in invisible indefinite dimensions
a beryl blue shadow of consciousness, caresses
unveils, this lingering body on planet earth
-- longing for that ordinary day

© 2011 by WEb


Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Sponge or For Food?

Way back in the month May (like 150 days ago), I planted a seed for a "luffa" plant, and it sprouted. Little did I expect how it would grow.

From a single vine, this plant now in the month of October looks like this in the photo below. Notice the two "fruits" hanging from the fence.

The fruits of the luffa plant are edible, and is called "Chinese Okra". In Japan, it is called "Hechima". But in addition to being eaten, it has an "industrial" use as a sponge or scrubber, and is also called the "Sponge Gourd".

I was actually considering making a sponge from our homegrown luffa, and found some instructions online. As our gourds mature, I hope to let you know how it grows and goes.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dreams of a Solar Dryer

in our nightly dreams
sometimes we are gifted
a second chance of retrospection --
lifting a luminous window of sunshine
streaming vividly into childhood places
from my family's backyard of towering trees
I see laundry on a line flapping with the breeze

© 2011 by WEb


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Blackberry Flower

Earlier this spring, we planted a blackberry plant. So far, the "experiment" is growing well. The photo below is of the delicate white blackberry flower.

...And the flowers, of course, turn to blackberries!

Hikaru ate the first one, and he said it was so good!

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Carrot Moustache

Does this photo need any other words to go along with it?

This is another photo where Hikaru is showing off our cucumbers.

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