Thursday, October 13, 2005

Haibun - Kanji


I dip the brush in black ink, make
strokes across the blank white page.
If you didn't know, you might have
supposed it a Chinese calligraphy or
in some other Oriental language.

The strokes are scars - sweeping half-

moon curves, a tiny v flock of birds,
vertical lines wavering upward, pagoda
eaves, other the language
of my self, the kanji means "torso".

scalpel -
getting down
to basic structures