Category Archives: book

Abdul, on the eve of an ambush

Abdul, on the eve of an ambush a rifle rests in my arms for now steel chilling the bones which ache for the children and the wife in my mind and the maddening smell of morning rice as in a … Continue reading

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Peculiar Speed of the 5-7-5s

In a parallel universe, I would have been a prolific writer, churning out, day and night, streams of  prose and poetry, and kilometric reams of novels and essays, you would wonder if I ever stop for anything, if I ever … Continue reading

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Peculiar 5-7-5s and their imaginings

The book project I mentioned previously (in The Lives Words Live) is taking shape slowly but surely.

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the lives words live

a handful of words conjures imagination stirs a world to life. © SSJ 2017 Author’s Note: Peculiar 5-7-5s And Other Imaginings A haiku or a senryu, or less formally, a poem with a 5-7-5 syllabic construct, while being thrifty with … Continue reading

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