by | Jan 31, 2021 | Poetry

No big brass bands

            No angel choirs

                        No rainbows arc’ing

                                    Only God knows where


Nothing but a dewdrop

             A dewdrop glistening

                         A dewdrop glistening

                                     On a driftwood log

About Mike Freiling

Mike’s interest in the connections between different cultures and their philosophies began during his year as a Luce Scholar (1977-1978) at Kyoto University, when he first learned the meaning of the shimenawa and translated the Heian Period poems of the Hyaku Nin Isshu into English. In 2020, he founded Shimenawa no Michi to leverage his experience as an investment advisor into a broader initiative to help people navigate the challenges of life, love, and the search for transcendence. Mike also holds a PhD in artificial intelligence from MIT and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation from the CFA Institute.