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Night of the Star Festival

Caught in the Swirl of Space

Caught in the Swirl of Space

Night of the Star Festival

(Based on the Japanese legend of Tanabata)

Tonight the moon

is a sliver of light

as the wind sighs softly

in the summer trees.

The stars, like crystal jewels,

seem to shimmer more brightly

for this special moment

when the long separated lovers

will walk across the bridge

that lies over the Silver River

and into each other’s arms –

meeting, once more.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in the Kaji Aso Studio’s “Tanabata:Star Festival 2023″. The opening is on Friday, July 7 at 7pm and online on Sunday, July 9th at 7pm.

Tanabata: The Star Festival & Announcement

Vortex of Changing EmotionsA Vortex of Changing Emotions
Tanabata #6
As the yearly journey
of separation and sadness

slowly comes to an end,

the pair is overwhelmed by

a vortex of changing emotions –

wishes to secretly slip away

and hitch a quick ride

to the star-studded heavens.

The cycle, however, is fixed,

patience required to wait

for the appointed evening.

One night of ecstasy

that erases the sorrow

of departure and

annual segregation.

Lainie Senechal

Tanabata:  According to legend, each July 7th the weaver star (Vega) and cowherder star (Altair) traverse the Milky Way to renew their ancient bond of love.

Announcement:  Lainie will have artwork and poetry in this festival:

Group exhibition of artworks and poetry and music inspired by the Japanese “Tanabata” legendRECEPTION: Saturday, July 7th from 7 pm to 9 pm
Poetry Reading and music performances from 8 pmFree and Open to the Public.  Donations gratefully accepted.Poetry Books will be on sale for $5 each.

“Tanabata” The Star Festival

TANABATA   THE STAR FESTIVAL   July 11 – August 8, 2015

Lainie is a participating artist in The Star Festival, celebrating the Japanese legend of Tanabata, at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA.  She will present new paintings and poems based on the theme.

Opening: Saturday, July 11th  7-9PM.    Performances and poetry reading at 8PM.

Kaji Aso Studio, Gallery Nature and Temptation

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 7pm -9pm; Friday 1pm -5 pm and by appointment.  

Address: 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA    617-247-1719     kajiasostudio.com

Emotions Swirl As Orihime Approaches

Emotions Swirl As Orihime Approaches

Orihime’s Question

Mosquitos swarm in soft night air

where she wanders alone;

observes, with the awe of a child,

stars as bright as flowers

glowing in silent space:

Cassiopeia’s Chair, the Great Bear

and path of Silver River traversing heaven.

Her heart is light as reunion nears;

she wonders, “Where is he tonight?”

“Does he also yearn for

their awaited rendezvous?”

Lainie Senechal