Karumi is the Japanese word for "lightness". The famous Japanese poet Basho used it to mean "the beauty of ordinary things spoken of in a simple way".
a christmas gift--good things come in small packagesa cat haiku book
luminous messengersreach down, gently touch us, bringing grace
blanketing snow birds with long memorieslook for seed
under my feetthe crunch of fallen leavesrestores lost years
a saladof shadows and sunprayer place
crying outon a moonlit evening,I give birth.
spreading silverafter twenty-five yearsstill my love
I bid adieu outside my windowearth expands
in the garden her ashes storm clouds ahead
with folded wingshanging on the walldark and silent