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On Progress

As I write this post it is the second of September. Yesterday the second school semester started. The last few days I have been working on an essay that might become two essays if I do not watch out. 317 more words

Short Reads

Basho: even in Kyoto

Even in Kyôto—

hearing the cuckoo’s cry—

I long for Kyôto

 Kyou nitemo

kyounatsukashi ya


By Matsuo Bashô; Robert Hass, translator. Classical Japanese Database…

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Detachment and writing haiku

In writing haiku Basho advocated a detached state of mind -

‘Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo.   80 more words


ਹਰ ਸਹਰ, ਇੱਕ ਨਵਾਂ ਸਫ਼ਰ - ਘਰ ਏਹਾ

ਬਾਸ਼ੋ ਦਾ ਹਾਇਬੁਨ (ਇੱਕ )

( ਡਾਨਲਡ ਕੀਨ ਦੇ ਜਾਪਾਨੀ ਤੋਂ ਅੰਗ੍ਰੇਜ਼ੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੀਤੇ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ‘ਤੇ ਆਧਾਰਿਤ )
( ਅਨੁ. ਦਲਵੀਰ ਗਿੱਲ )


The Bumblebee's Choice

So I finish the last post with a comment on the individual’s creative license with heritage in a dialectic with the society’s need for its members to carry on responsibly and then I read an article in the Economist (8/2/14) about bumblebee’s independent choices.   535 more words

The Walking Poets

A pleasant surprise when we were visiting Dove Cottage and the associated Wordsworth Museum (which is interesting in itself) was an exhibition inspired by William Wordsworth and the Japanese master of the Haiku, Basho, on the ground floor of the museum. 601 more words


Haiku #71-74

Another movement 

Made too late for difference.

Now we dance alone.




Chapel in the woods.

The only place where God’s voice

Speaks louder than ours. 26 more words