This one was written after we stayed at Taisho Pond, Kamikochi, Japan. I decided to record it as a spoken-word piece with my own shakuhachi and the beautiful piano of my ccmixter friend Doxent.
It appeared in Australian Poetry Journal 4.2 (digital works) earlier this year. It’s one of 25 spoken word pieces you can hear by clicking the “listen” button in the bookbar above.
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