February 11, 2011 / Mediation, Uncategorized
In 1991, the Academy Award for Best Picture went to the disturbing psycho thriller, The …
May 13, 2009
The bamboo plant, an essential element of Japanese painting, has a life span of only a decade, dying when it flowers.
—Little History of Landscape Painting
Stand of green bamboo:
hollow-jointed flute whose leaves
are lances; stems, turtles
cowering, shell to
shell; blossoming white, world-wide,
then gone, in one
o mother of paper, o father
of pen, o teacher
of all we need know
on earth—beauty’s the greatest
distance between faults.
Pamela Johnson Parker
Pamela Johnson Parker is a certified medical language specialist and adjunct instructor of creative writing and poetry at Murray State University. Her recent poems and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Anti-, 6 Sentences, qarrtsiluni, The New Madrid Review, Broadsided, Pebble Lake Review, Muscadine Lines, and Holly Rose Review. She is a current Pushcart Prize nominee.