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Nagoya 2017 Banzuke

Look what I just stumbled across. I didn’t realize it was already up.

Nagoya 2017 Banzuke

And, in celebration of this discovery:


Basho, No 9.

Moonlight slanting

through all this

long bamboo grove….

and nightingale song.


Stephen Dobyns: Ducks

For David Fenza


Warm in my truck by the lighthouse at Watch Hill

on a sunny morning in mid-winter, I observe

the ducks bobbing among ice-covered rocks… 1,193 more words

Opinion Leaders

samurai summer

夏草や兵どもが夢の跡  松尾芭蕉

natsukusa ya     tsuwamonodomo ga     yume no ato

The summer grasses

Of brave soldiers’ dreams

The aftermath. 

– Bashō 

Art by Kuniyoshi, Rokusuke Samurai



I’ve been reading Bashō again. This time it’s been a slim volume called On love and Barley.

Having been introduced to his work by a Penguin little black classic called… 699 more words


Thoughts of a Traveller

Image Credit: Freeimages.com

Immersed in Basho,
a darkening world dissolves
in haiku footsteps.

On mirrored water,
dancing Boatmen bring lightness
to poetic thought.

Lavender odours… 20 more words


Coffee With Basho

When times are tough or when things start to darken your soul, do you have a favourite poem or poet you like to retreat to? The work of Japanese Haiku Master, Basho, provides a bolthole for me on such occasions, and today I am in the Go Dog Go Café immersing myself in his poetry. 202 more words