Worthy of Many Reads: Great Resource, More Fun!

This is an incredible issue! I know, I know, I would say that, but this one is special. We feature a video of haiga by Kris Moon (Kondo), another wonderful contribution by Anita Virgil, and MANY MANY MANY fine poets! Over 150 pages, and a wonderful collection of senryu in every venue! Enjoy! I had […]

via ISSUE 15 is now UP! — Failed Haiku

“Pre-Deluge Insurance?”

just “ensured” deluge:

I pre-watered the garden

prior to “‘The Fronts.’*

 

*(Sometimes the Formula Fails.  Sometimes watering before the rains come – so we are told at least – yield but a few scornful drops and dribs.  So. Glad I watered anyway.  Next midweek our best chance for overhead tears.  The temps in the 70s with lows in the 50s till Monday when back to Spring 80s return.  I will use the first-knuckle wet or dry test to time my own floods.)

Today’s Lesson – The Manifold Glories of O’er-ripe Loquats

A report from purloiner-in-chief: something about Loquat Brandy dreaming.

Commentary, Outrages, Prose

Not since my own Japanese Plum (Loquat) fell prey to an over-zealous prune-head (or a freeze at which I was unpresent) have I had the pleasure of enough of the yellow-orange small fruit wrapped in a short fuzz that in no way impedes their perfection – the tastes range from near tooth-hurtingly sweet to well past tart.  But the best are near deep orange in color and speckled – like the best bananas are flecked with brown to go with full yellow, just approaching full-ripe.  Even better are the wizened and prune-withered that escape “The Rot” (more about that noble state later).  The flesh has mummified and crystal joy awaits the first brave to take a taste.  Leathery and yet supple with hidden moist jelly full of Loquat essence made candy.  A slight tinge sometimes of alcohol as the ripe fruit – which somehow escapes the birds and squirrels and…

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