Last weekend Melissa and I packed up the old Subaru with road trip essentials and headed to Morioka! Morioka is […]
Greg VessarI love music, I love to travel, and I love to write. My blog "A Thousand Miles from Kansas" combines all three. I am a Kansas boy and an educator on sabbatical. I have lived in many places around the globe and I currently live in northern Japan. Journey with me as I combine my loves of music, travel, and the written word as I navigate through life.
I’ve been reading several books of haiku by some of the Japanese masters of the poetic form. Bashō, Buson, Issa to name a few. Some of the poetry is simply beautiful. Very simple, yet very powerful.
Haiku #105 (toto corde meo)
Some hauntings are welcomed and inspire hope for those that remain.
My shoulders carry~ the weight of the world sometimes~ and her burdens too. © 2020 Gregory Vessar. All Rights Reserved.
Haiku for my mother on her birthday. Not a day goes by…
Haiku #102 (Switchin’to Glide)
Sometimes Tuesdays need an attitude adjustment! Take The Kings advice and switch to glide!
The Showa Big Buddha during the Oban holiday in Aomori, Japan. The candle lit lanterns and the chanting monks created a haunting atmosphere.
青龍寺, Aomori, Japan
Wow! This is haiku #100 to be published at A Thousand Miles from Kansas!
Hibarino Dahlia Park
I was amazed at this collection of dahlias at Hibarino Dahlia Park near Gonohe in Northern Japan!
Bronze Grill Hachinohe
Been looking for that ultimate Japanese cheeseburger? It’s waiting for you at Bronze Grill in Hachinohe!