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Friday's Poem: Basho's Frog

I read an article recently describing the difference between Buddhist and Taoist meditation. The premise is that Buddhist meditation seeks to quiet the mind while Taoist meditation seeks to merge with the Tao, to find peace and tranquility, for example, in nature. 186 more words

Lessons For The Modern Man

The Temple Bell

The temple bell stops–
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers.



Book Review-Basho the Complete Haiku-Matsuo Basho Translated with an Introduction, Biography & Notes By Jane Reichhold- Original Artwork By Shiro Tsujimuro

Are you a haiku poet or enjoy reading haiku poetry?

Then this hardcover masterpiece is for you. Basho The Complete Haiku is a collection of all of Basho’s haiku poetry in English and so much more. 259 more words


Joyfully Ambushed

One theme touched on in Matthew Zapruder’s Why Poetry is “associative movement,” a term he rather dislikes as being too “clinical sounding,” but uses anyway because its meaning is so vast that it’s hard to label and shelf as something else. 658 more words


Path to the Far North

Yes I know, it starts to sound like the beginning of a bad habit. Still, I am happy to announce availability of my third book. The book has the title “Path to the Far North” and is sub-titled  “A photographic conversation with Bashō”. 393 more words

Art & Photography

Troiku - The Doll's House*

Even a thatched hut
May change with a new owner
Into a doll’s house.

— Basho

Even a thatched hut
May serve for my purposes… 107 more words



Anyone teaching hokku today is faced with the very pervasive and glaring misconceptions fostered by modern haiku enthusiasts about it over about the last half century.  695 more words