Sunday, December 28, 2014

I use this wooden dipper to stir up wind and waves.
Even when the plum  has wilted and winter has reached its deepest cold,
do not let your body be numb or your mind absent.

d o g e n 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

" f l u i d i t y . . .

a search for a piece of structure."

- Fanny Howe   university of chicago 2013  Silliman's blog 12.27.14
water painting now
you and I sewn together


zhongnan mountain
white river junction

inside land
outside land

never far
from where you are

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

as I paint this day
drawn out
left with not empty
but clear  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

t o d a y ' s w o r k

as I do
into work
and falling saw
how water rises and rushes
in direction away from its source

This, paused,
I painted.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

b h a d r a

painting the water mind

walking the water mind

mourning the water mind

sleeping the water mind

stilling the water mind

flowing the water mind

keeping the water mind

losing the water mind

observing the water mind

Monday, December 15, 2014

p a i n t

this watery wait between

as I send darkness down
rubbing in
white light

Monday, November 24, 2014

sequence - turbulent and placid numbers

Our watery selves are awash in numbers. We negotiate rapids, falls, dangerously silent shallows, all
equations of our mortality. Our consciousness can be described as a direct result of our proofs for existence. These proofs can of course be fallible - there is no shortage of the indefensible, the "but it is so" and "how can it be otherwise". If we are guided by our watery self, we can glimpse how seeming contradiction and implausibility fog our insight.

Consider repeated attempts to arrive at an equation for turbulent flow - an admirable cascade of qualities, integers, arrivals and departures.

Consider the thresholds of silence - solitude, death, infinity. The numbers are there, beautiful, still, but where are we?

Here. Voyagers. Our navigational charts and stones evolving, exterior synapses, our familial chordata.

The Kappas of the mind!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

d r e a m

yellow pine  

copper  needles

over earth

among trees

in this green wood

blue flags

blinking like stars

Friday, November 14, 2014

k i t s u n e

r e t u r n

i didn't expect the the wordlessness

living in another lan(d)guage

my talking mind retired

t a n u k i

J e n ' s (f i s h)

copyright Jen Hitchings 2014

words returning
pictures drifting into sight

d r e a m (etcetera)

med så på

(with so on)



bending fingers

bowing mind

g h o s t




it's not here,

but everywhere.

k a l p a

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

s t u d i o k u r a

h o u s e h o l d   g o d s

33 names itoshima

白い蛇                  shiroi hebi                             white snake
リードヘビ          miyara hime hebi                  miyara collared snake
百足                                                    makude                                 centipede

蜘蛛                      kumo                                      spider
ヤスデ                  yasude                                    millipede
カメムシ              kamemushi                             stink bug

蟹                          kani                                        crab
                                         sake                                        salmon
牡蠣                      kaki                                        oyster

柿                          kaki                                        persimmon
林檎                      ringo                                      apple
温州ミカン          unshu mikan                          satsuma orange

鶴                          tsuru                                       crane
鷺                          sagi                                         heron
白鷺                      shira sagi                                egret

鴉                          karasu                                     crow
鷹                          taka                                         hawk
                         fukurō                                     owl 

滝                          taki                                          waterfall
寺                          tera                                           temple
場                          ba                                             field  

場                          hogi                                               broom     
旗                          hata                                           flag
風                          kaze                                          wind

河口                      kawaguchi                                estuary
海                          umi                                           ocean
小川                      ogawa                                       brook

竹                          take                                           bamboo
杉材                      sugi-zai                                     cedar
松                          matsu                                        pine

餅                          mochi                                       rice sweet
そば                      soba                                         buckwheat noodle                                            
味噌                      miso                                         soybean paste

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

walking sakaki branch
scud crab cloudwise
across sand
toward sea.

find surprising

Monday, October 13, 2014

There are, Dogen says, so many understandings and mysteries that it is impossible to feel helpless or powerful.

So much left -
but not you.

The sand swept clean by wind

A pink millipede struggles at tideline.

Even with all those legs, my little friend, you can't run back into life.

Friday, October 10, 2014

harvest water, tree wings between typhoons (soon)

大豆  daizu (soybean)

米 kome   (rice)

サツマイモ  satsumaimo (sweet potato)

ピメント  pīman (pimiento)

柿 kaki (persimmon)

b e a d s at 1 5 : 0 0 h (W)

 33° 32' 36" N / 130° 8' 25" E 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

l u c i d i t y
c  i  t  y
a description of
r e s o l u (e) t i o n (of)
(and airports)
( and climate)
( and cadmium)
( a murmuration of)


opened up
the garden for you
does dust
feel green?

outside in itoshima

First Inari
now Benzaiten
mountain water
waking up
even the wind inescapable
among the mudflat crab and river snails
the green rice blue heron
snowy egret
white stork
the pine raven echoes
last crickets
root crops
left in the fields

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

d o g g e r l a n d
fir bolg / tuatha mythologies
a history of water and wood



Sunday, August 24, 2014

provenance f c g

leaves and wind believe

I am


stone  wood  bone  leaf  wind  me

walt    john   emily.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

b r o n z e s

" f is to c as c is to g as 2 is to 3 "

1        2/3        3/4

3 cups   
5th in fours


one tonic intuition

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

i n d r i f t

multiples of

12 (1 2 3 4 6)              5th chord

99 (1 11 3 33 9 99)     psychological

riding   Berry's   paradox   home

1 0 8

a golden reminder

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

i am, i fear, fragile, uncertain
wish it were always so
as to grow
as well as

f l o w

a l l
o v e r
a l l
u n d e r

a l l

a t   o n c e.

Monday, August 4, 2014

7 s o n g s

o  n  e
short piano pieces  

a l l i t e r a t i o n
a s s o n a n c e
p e n t i m e n t i
c h o r a l  r e f r a m e 
t  e l  l u r i s t
s y n c h r o n i c i t y
s u b s i d e n c e

t w o
all that was won't be again  

t h r e e
f e r m a t a 
second syllable of 
Old English seofon; related to Gothic sibun, German sieben, Old Norse sjau, Latin septem, Greek hepta, Sanskrit saptá

a t t a c c a 
mirroring c# no. 14 major opus 131
1   a d a g i o  
2   a l l e g r o 
3   a l l e g r o   m o d e r a t o  –  a d a g i o
4   andante – più mosso – andante – adagio – Allegretto – Adagio – Allegretto
5   p r e s t o
6   a d a g i o 
7   a l l e g r o

c a e s u r a   i n f i n i t u m  
| |

Ava                                     overturning
Avarroes ( ابن رشد )        sustaining
accidental  note

for nevel, the lost lyre
(alpha privative + gnostic)


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

s h u t t e r

There is a clearing in the room,
in all the rooms,
a relaxing of impressions, 
no one to witness.

But something is closing in, 
cutting brightness to a sliver,
an eclipsed remnant. 

Something is opening up, 
washed into radiant impenetrability.

Monday, July 28, 2014

h y d r o n y m 1

S e i n e
a river
is a root 

which is 
a net
hanging vertically

which is 
30,000  kms
( c e n t u r i e s )

u s

Friday, July 25, 2014

d r i f t e d ( f o u n d s o u n d s )

D  N  G  H  U  S  ☛  S ó g i t i s

(Grimm's Law)
(Proto Indo-European)
k  i  n  d  s    o  f

3  3
3  3
θʌs ð  ə  r   t i   t r i
drifts in and out of

what is migratory



1  2  albanian anatolian(extinct) armenian baltic celtic germanic helleniic indo-iranian italic slavic tocharian unclear but indo-european  
8  1  the role of contact in the origins of the korean and japanese languages
             (81-111)  what non-human primates can tell us (review)
9  3  percent of language is body language

✓         i  n  v  e  n  t  i  o  n
✓         d i s p o s i t i o n
✓         d  e  l  i  v  e  r  y

why does sign survive species?
where is location located?

pan- glottalism

fluid states


i  m  p  o  s  s  i  b  l  e  ?
i  m  p  r  o  b  a  b l  e  ?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

john nepomucene
saint of  running water
drowned in the moldau
for his his refusal
to spill confession

whom john above could've invoked
but didn't
saves the drowned

as would
molecular buoyancy
if accessed
even pushes through martryrdom
into the air

Sunday, June 22, 2014

m n e m o n i c

      (      s        o        l        s        t        i        c        e       )  

The things which I can see I now can see no more.  - wordswort

Monday, June 9, 2014

i c h t h y s

(     s        c        a        l        e     )  

H u m b o l d t ' s e f f l u v i a

w    a    t    e    r
u    n    d    e    r 

t   h   e

b   r   i   d   g   e