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weekly photo challenge: yellow

now I see her face

the old woman, abandoned,

the moon her only companion



To join Krista’s weekly photo challenge visit the daily post.


History of Haiku & Basho: Haruo Shirane at Coldfront

View this little overview of some of the elements and history of haiku and Basho from this 2012 post at Coldfront about a Poets House lecture given by Haruo Shirane, the Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Columbia University. 225 more words

The international Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers!

Lovely poetry by or about sex workers! The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is upon us! Yay!

By Su Xiaoxiao: a famous Chinese courtesan and poet, so beautiful poems were written about her for over 1500 years! 419 more words

This Sparrow Takes a Dust Bath

A Red Letter Day for the study of metaxyturn. I now see that when a poem does that — turn or fold back on itself for a non-idential return — it places the subject into the perspective of the beyond. 176 more words


Untitled, after Bashō

Cherish her lips
Silently placed on the nightstand
Bitter cup of coffee



spheres of tiny flies

or sawdust swirls where he works

in autumn sunbeams


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem “Little Creatures” #14, Basho’s ” spring rain,” another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. 12 more words


Basho Resort and Restaurant at Mulshi Lake

Basho’s Resort & Restaurant is a brand new, beautiful resort touching the banks of the serene Mulshi Lake, and 45 mins from Chandni Chowk, Pune… 115 more words

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