Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Tree I Cut

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 216 – Looking up.   Looking up –   how still   the tree I cut This is a haiku by Ippekiro Nakatsuka, one of the first to introduce the colloquial style into haiku poetry. … Continue reading

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Fighting The Default Mode

Fighting The Default Mode was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0321: Let’s Active. Mind-wandering is an internally-oriented cognitive state somehow opposite to focused attention on a task or on a specific sensory input. Sad music, compared with happy … Continue reading

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Forms Of Japan

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0320: Table of Contents. Choose a favorite book. Consider the tone, the temperament, and the content of each chapter in the book. Compose a piece of music with as many … Continue reading

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Sleeping Children

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 215 – Night over.   Night – over   sleeping children,   sound of the waves. This is a haiku by the 20th century Natsume Soseki, one of the most influencial modern Japanese writers. It … Continue reading

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The Heavy Winter Sun Appears

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 214 – How heavy.   How heavy   on my eyes,   the winter sun. This is a haiku by the 20th century Takahama Kyoshi, author of over 200,000 haiku. It is written for Flute, … Continue reading

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Autumn Storm

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 213 – Autumn Storm.   Autumn storm –   faces drawing close   in candle-light. This is a haiku by the 20th century poet Sekito. Instead of writing storm music, I had more in mind … Continue reading

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