RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Monday, May 15

Natsu Basho 2017 Honour Tanka Day 1: TAKEKAZE (0-1)

as sumo's small (yet
girthsome) pond fills with fresh-faced
tadpoles, old frogs fight

Takekaze has stubborn
spirit; also many years

sumo injuries
accumulate, rendering
body resistant

will subjugates body for
a while, but not forever

Takekaze's tossed
by young Shodai on day one,
without resistance

the old frog's path through the pond
winding down, without much space

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