Today's poem

Last year, "ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS" by a Canadian poet Phoebe Wang grabbed my heart with book design like combination of digital mapping in the exhibition of World Book Design 2017-2018, Tokyo. After back home, I soon purchased it. A Canadian aroma fills the first section including verses on Chinese and Japanese gardens. A poem "STILL LIFE WITH DREAM INTERPRETATION" tells Taoism in the Zen painting. In particular, in a prose-poem 'RISING TIDE', there is a drawing of the beauty of shading tide, a bit a sort of a lagoon and subtleties of emotions, recalling the estuary of the Severn River in the UK, now mostly lost in Japan for embankments. The collection carries readers to water different from other continents while turning pages.

*** The annual exhibition has introduced many attractive Canadian books.