Time comes into it.
Say it. Say it.
The universe is made of stories,
not of atoms.
Gwyneth Lewis (U.K.) Ilya Kaminsky Beth Ann Fennelly
Vijay Seshadri Harryette Mullen Bruce A. Jacobs
Ellen Bass Rigoberto GonzalezAyukawa Nobuo Kitamura Taro Tatehata Akira
For us culture neither comes from an energy that deteriorates
on propagation, nor is it wealth that diminishes on being
distributed; its defense will come about as the result of a gener-
ous activity which implicitly carries within it, the two deepest
paradoxes of ethics; only that which is held onto is lost,
only that which is given away is gained.
Gregory Orr Michael Sowder Ann-Fisher Wirth
Jennifer Michael-Hecht Sarah Arvio Michele Leggott (NZ)
Alan Botsford Kuroda Saburo Ishigaki RinNagase Kiyoko Takarabe Toriko Inuo Taguchi
Love does not come at the end; it must be
there at the beginning. It is not reason's
Tower of Babel that joins us to the divine,
but our open heart.
--Claire Ch-ah Lyu (A Sun within a Sun)
Michael S. Collins Mari L’Esperance Simon Perchik
Ekiawah Adler-Belendez Celia Stuart-Powles William Heyen
Gregory Gumbs Linda Ann Strang (ZA) Alan BotsfordYoshimoto Yasuhiro Minashita Kiriu Tada Chimako
Koike Masayo Kudo Naoko Tamura Ryuichi
What would the exeprience mean, I ask, to
view the cosmos through another grammar?
Tamura Ruyichi Ishigaki Rin Miyazawa Kenji
Arthur Leung (HK) Sally Bliumis-Dunn J.J. Steinfield (CA)
Jennifer Wallace Benjamin Franklin H.S. Students
Megan Gannon Thomas Halloran
What distinguishes poetry from automatic speech is that it
rouses us and shakes us into wakefulness in
the middle of a word.
Tanikawa Shuntaro Sugimoto Maiko Nishwaki Janzaburo
Irene McKinney Miles B. Waggener C.J. SageCarol Frith Charles F. Thielman Terri Brown-Davidson
Alan Botsford Sankar Roy Jane Hirshfield
Poetry Kanto No. 26 2010
It all happened while we were talking, and it is still going on.
There is life just listen.
--Juan Filipe Herrera
To descend is to listen.
Kurahara Shinjiro Ayukawa Nobuo Kisaka Ryo
Alicia Ostriker J.P. Dancing Bear Katherine Riegel
Bill Wolak Ginger Murchison Temple Cone
Judy Halebsky Yoko Danno
Poetry Kanto No. 27 2011
There was a time of the trembling; then a time of the forcing of overt images.
We now have our sanctuary only within the open secret in which the tissue of
life reverses and restores…--Robert Duncan (The H.D. Book)
Hiromi Ito Jeffrey Angles Libby Hart (AU)
Geneva Bronwyn Hargreaves (CA) William Elliott
Gavin Bantock (U.K.) Sally Bliumis-Dunn Gregory Dunne
Leila Fortier Niels Hav (DK) Changming Yuan (CA)
William Heyen Michael Sowder Adele Ne Jame
Yumiko Tsumura Jane Hirshfield
Poetry Kanto No. 28 2012 ...