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More Monarchs


I made a video of some more monarch shots. This was all taken in Southern Ontario. I have to say, the butterflies seem to like our backyard. 82 more words

Fall

White Slap of Hail

white slap of hail

on my face and we’re not even

lovers

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro, the poem-bag #1 re-introduction “a single tulip”, another great prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, in which Chèvrefeuille asked us to choose a haiku or tanka we admire and write our own haiku inspired by it.   94 more words

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Haibun as a journey within

   Basho by Hokusai (image from Wikimedia Commons)

The term haibun was first used by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) to describe the short pieces of prose he wrote about his  travels.   307 more words

Basho

Alex Caldiero: Astrophysicist at Large

This morning I began reading a manuscript Alex gave me last week. He has been reproducing his notebooks, most recently the three-volume set from 2005: … 61 more words

The Woman at the Inn

The radiance serenely illuminates the whole vast universe…

–Zen Master Zhangzhou Xiucai

A woman ran the inn at a station on the pilgrimage route at Hara, a village under Mount Fuji.

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Kanshicho

Chèvrefeuille has written about the freestyle haiku of Basho from 1683 to 1685. It’s called Kanshicho. I enjoyed the sound of Kanshicho so much I wrote a ‘tribute’ series: 79 more words

Poetry

Buddhism as Dialogue -- Alan Watts

I was discussing last night the bodhisattva doctrine in Mahayana Buddhism and comparing it, or relating it to the two great tendencies in Indian spirituality: anti-worldliness, or other worldliness, and world affirmation, and showing how the idea that the highest kind of a Buddha is in a certain way a non-Buddha. 5,804 more words

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