Mori No Hogosha


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So far Mori No Hogosha has created 94 blog entries.

Now I lay me down to sleep

Now I lay me down to sleep
embrace the darkness vast and deep
I cast off all my earthly tethers
body weightless, mind unfettered
Free to conjure tales of myth and lore
or visit otherworldly shores
Should my adventures end before the dawn
through the universe my soul journeys on

By |August 17th, 2015|Poetry and Prose|

The farther back you look, the farther ahead you can see.

It’s strange how a fortune cookie line from so many years ago managed to take root in my mind, echoing what sages have long advised.

Do not tie yourself to the past. Instead, learn from it. Know where you came from and how you got to where you are now. This is the key to […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings|

Read The Signs

A man with a sooty face and tattered clothes stops in the middle of a crosswalk at a crowded intersection and holds a large piece of cardboard above his head. He stands there for a moment, then tucks the board beneath his coat and walks away.

No one realizes that their life would have been […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Motley Musings|

The Coffee’s Not Helping

floating in dream-like space
saturated with sleepiness
consciousness fading

as I sip at bland coffee work ethic slips away
my slippers
where did I leave them this time

weariness pervades
last tatters of energy
burnt out in a sigh

awake enough only to acknowledge piles of laundry
never does itself
groan deep breath eyes roll look away simulated snore

no strength to fight the horrors of grammar
and […]

By |August 15th, 2015|Poetry and Prose|

Random Ramblings Of A Philosophical Nature

Some say that we are the product of intelligent design, and that design took millions of years. While it is merely common sense to believe that, by design, we could be immediately similar to our progenitor(s) in physique and behaviour, it is more likely that, given the age of the earth and how long humans […]

By |April 20th, 2012|Motley Musings|

The Wisdom of Silent Words

I wish I had words of wisdom to share, words of comfort, and words of hope. If only I had the gift to put together words so profound and powerful as to leave mountains untouched but move hearts and minds all around the world. But wishes are seldom granted. And perhaps all this is naught […]

By |January 27th, 2012|Poetry and Prose|

In The Time It Took To Watch A Video Log


attentions grabbed
curiosities sparked
thoughts provoked

stories shared
adventures followed
laughed clapped gasped smiled
wondered and reminisced

lives touched
friends made
in just ten minutes and thirty two seconds

By |August 10th, 2011|Poetry and Prose|

An Arm’s Length Away And Still Untouchable

vital connections

In the moments when we share our stories,
I feel as though I know you.
Part of me wishes I really did.

We call each other friends,
but in truth…

We are little more than faceless names and numbers,
masked only in the facades we wish to show the world.

And still we share our stories.
Then, why? I think…

Everyone wants to […]

By |August 10th, 2011|Poetry and Prose|

The Sound of Snowflakes Falling


words are sometimes shallow
raindrops dancing vainly on mirrors

words are sometimes deep
ashes sleeping beneath a riverbed

but oftimes words are just words
snowflakes falling on the sea

By |August 1st, 2011|Poetry and Prose|

The Japanese have an eye for beauty and a blind spot for ugliness.

Nearly every place I visited had castaways, be they people or establishments, hidden cleverly beneath colorful shadows. Even as a glowing example of modernization, much of Japan’s mindset is still rooted in old ways, where sweeping things under the rug is acceptable.

Yet, where so much of one’s world is held as a standard for beauty […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Japan, Motley Musings|