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Only a Blockhead
Chigasaki and Beverly
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
Interests: books, art, photography, beauty, pleasure, the world, politics, everything, poetry
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Dense clumps of them advertise autumn: red, white, purple cosmos daisies Continue reading
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Below a blue sky above a rusty roof hang orange persimmons Continue reading
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Another fine fall day: warm in the dazzling sun, cool in the shadows Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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The valley’s wreathed with smoke of burning leaves; autumn incense for us all Continue reading
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Bundles of prunings tied up for the garbage truck; someone’s job well done Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Head bare Serene in all seasons Kamakura Daibutsu Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Green caterpillar munching green sansho leaves leaves bare stems in its wake Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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In fields and allotments radishes and onions are warm in the soil Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Autumn bounty – tangerines, persimmons – orange cornucopia Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Fall and the farmers’ stands burst with turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes… Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Autumn deepening; green leaves darken to brown, brighten to yellow, red Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Blue sky, the warmth of the sun: Day after day of glorious autumn Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Once my partner’s snoring I’m free and clear to fart with alacrity Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Amid the turmoil – swollen river, rain-pocked water – stands the heron Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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From inside a stand of tall susuki the chattering of sparrows Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Above the valley the whistling cries of two kites riding the thermals Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Persimmons: orange orbs decorate bare branches against a blue sky Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Covering the countryside Spears of goldenrod Whisks of susuki Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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The onsen manju box says, “Eat within three days.” We say, “No problem.” *onsen (i.e., made as souvenirs at hot spring resorts) manju These are from Shuzenji on the Izu peninsula south of Tokyo. The green ones (with mugwort-flavored casings) are regular manju filled with sweet red bean paste. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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On a fall morning sporatic gunshots as a neighbor burns bamboo Bamboo grows with airtight chambers; when they burn, they sometimes explode with a sound that resembles a gun being fired. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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As nights grow cooler the last crickets chirp under a crisp crescent moon Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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On a quiet fall morning tiny butterflies visit tiny flowers Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Pampas grass peeps through the cemetery fence ghost fingers beckoning Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Green-skinned early tangerines from a neighbor’s tree are tartly sweet Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Only a Blockhead
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Fall morning Vying for ascendancy Goldenrod and pampas grass Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Only a Blockhead