July 27, 2020. Following my prior post (also on personal encounter with creativity) I’m reusing the image as it perfectly suits! I stumbled onto both poems while clearing clutter … on two separate occasions. Prior poem is repeated below this additional poem from same era. (I’ve no clue which was written first! Nor what may emerge from next decluttering urge.)
Robert Okaji’s Dry Well @ https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/59487473/posts/10774
Ken Gierke’s Deer Enclosure @ https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/66499778/posts/23176
March 16, 2018. This poem emerged while studying Zen poets – mostly male, but one female poet made the syllabus. Otagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875) became a Japanese Buddhist nun and one of the country’s most respected female artists – combining her poetry, calligraphy, and pottery. She learned from Kyoto potters and decorated her rough and rugged bowls, cups, and other vessels with her poetry, either painted on or scored into the clay in flowing calligraphy. Orders from tea masters and others kept her very busy. This collage of found images shows both her pottery and calligraphy styles.