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"The river's glorified body": Basho, Heaney, and Poetic Space (Metaxy)

As one learns more and more about poetry, one begins to appreciate how a poem relates to a universe of poetry; we haltingly speak of “echos” of Shakespeare and Virgil in the simplest rhyme. 790 more words


Poetry Mag For Nov

This is the translation issue, which means a chance to see what an American magazine thinks is worthy of support from overseas. And I have to agree with them on the poem, “The Wind,” by Dafydd Ap Gwilym. 276 more words

Mainstream Poetry

Haiku: Dusk

bleeding sky heralds dusk

tiny silvery droplets

somber yet lucent

Shared with Carpe Diem

Image credit : LandscapeHDWalls


Dusk's Dance #poetry #haiku #sea #photography

this road–

no one goes down it

autumn’s end


And here I meet him – Dusk

eyes linger

on the last flames

burning off cities in the distance… 64 more words


Basho, Takako and the moon!

Exciting! Full Beaver moon tonight!! Full. Beaver. Moon.

Beaver and Moon! Moon beaver beaver moon. It sounds good. Here are some haikus. First 5 by Basho -who was gay! 129 more words

“In this poor body, composed of one hundred bones and nine openings, is something called spirit, a flimsy curtain swept this way and that by the slightest breeze.

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Basho on Bungled Poems

“People in general want to be safe in writing a poem. Experts, however, venture into dangerous territory. Therefore, experts always produce many bungled poems.”

—Basho as quoted by Kyoriku… 9 more words