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Amatsu Okiya in Second Life


Corwyn Allen (author permission)

For the Amatsu Okiya 1 year Anniversary 3/2/08

1.  A Tanka

What is it calls me
The moon and sun rise and set
Birds near the teahouse
Gentle is the song they sing
Lovely as a Geisha's dance

2. A Tanka

Sitting at sunset
The scent of tea on the breeze
The biwa singing
Fans move gently through the air
As the Geisha sings her song

3. A Haiku

Soft rustle of silk
A Geisha gently kneeling
Smile hides behind fan

4.  A Tanka

Snow white with black stripes
The Tigress guarding her cubs
Sits under a tree
And those who come to this place
Are under her watchful gaze

5. A Haiku

Teahouse remembrance
Music playing in my mind
Brings a peaceful smile

6. A Haiku

Graduation time
The san san kudo honors
A Maiko's hard work

4/18/09 Winner: ShinTao Haiku Retreat

Our own Inarra Onmura submitted the winning haiku. She has been kind enough to allow us to post it here:


Zen meditation
I must try to concentrate
But the mosquito!

~inarra onmura

Nicely done!!!