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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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Ah, solo crow picking through the rice stubble searching for edibles Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Only a Blockhead
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Along the highway brooms of susuki brush travelers with autumn Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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On a cold morning in late November: suddenly camellias! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Autumn deepening; green leaves dull to brown, blaze to yellow, red Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Autumn's losing battle: broom vs. carpet of yellow ginkgo leaves Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Chatting with neighbors it’s generally agreed that this year’s tangerines are particularly sweet Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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This week: more autumn On a fall morning as a neighbor burns bamboo: sporatic gunshots Bamboo grows with airtight chambers; when they burn, the result is explosive! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Only a Blockhead
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Head bare, the Kamakura Daibutsu is serene in all seasons Photos taken pre-Covid (though no one has put a giant mask on the Buddha to date). Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Dense clumps of them advertise autumn: red, white, purple cosmos daisies Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Another fine fall day: warm in the dazzling sun, cool in the shadows Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Mantis on the prowl with great deliberation climbs the window screen Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Bundles of prunings tied up for the garbage truck; someone’s job well done Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Autumn bounty – tangerines, persimmons – orange cornucopia Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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This week: sights of the season Fall and the farmers’ stand bursts with turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes… Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2020 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 14, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Amid the turmoil – swollen river, rain-pocked water – stands the heron Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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From inside a stand of tall susuki grass the chattering of sparrows Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Above the valley the whistling cries of two kites riding the thermals Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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On a quiet autumn morning tiny butterflies visit tiny flowers Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Green caterpillar munching green sansho leaves leaves bare stems in its wake Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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This week: creatures of the season As nights grow longer under a cold crescent moon the last crickets chirp Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 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 7, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Orange persimmons Decorating leafless limbs Autumn ornaments On passing a persimmon orchard, “autumn ornaments” was coined by my friend James. I immediately thought its five syllables belonged in a haiku. They were the inspiration, and they are where the weight lies in the above attempt. Thanks, James! Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Below a blue sky above a rusty roof hang orange persimmons Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2020 at Only a Blockhead
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Covering the countryside Spears of goldenrod Whisks of susuki Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Only a Blockhead