Author Archives: GLSmyth

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A Book Of Disquiet

A Book Of Disquiet was written in response to Marco Lucchi’s piano patterns no 1 Let us absurdify life from east to west. – Fernando Pessoa from The Book Of Disquiet Marco Lucchi offered a set of piano patterns and … Continue reading

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Come To Me

Come To Me was inspired by the poem of the same name by yaskhan – yassy66.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/come-to-me It is dedicated to my dear wife, Kathy, who is one of the few capable of putting up with me over a long period … Continue reading

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Haiku Music – Volume 10

My tenth and final self-published haiku music album – ten musical interpretations inspired by ten haiku. Full album here. The Emptiness of My Mosquito Net 6:11 sleeping, waking the emptiness of my mosquito net … Chiyo-ni The Heavy Leaf 7:33 … Continue reading

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All Creatures Have A Name

All Creatures Have A Name was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0451: Ursula’s Silences      Step 1: In the classic fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, its author, Ursula K. Le Guin, writes the following: “For a word to … Continue reading

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Persistently I Stare

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku343 – Persistently I stare      Persistently I stare      At the moon      Still I cannot hear This haiku is by Sugiyama Sanpu (1647-1732), who suffered from severe hearing problems for his whole life. Sanpu … Continue reading

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Seemless Transmissions

Seemless Transmissions was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0448: Seamless Bridge      Step 1: Select any two tracks from the 20×20 Bandcamp page, either by ear or at random. Each track should be by a different artist in the … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Breeze

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku341 – A fragrant breeze      A fragrant breeze      Is blowing from China      Over these seven strings This haiku is by Tagami Kikusha (1753-1826), a Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and Buddhist nun, mostly known as … Continue reading

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The Heavy Leaf

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku339 – The Heavy Leaf      See the heavy leaf      on the silent windless day      falls of its own will. This haiku is by Nozawa Bonchō, a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who … Continue reading

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Broken Is The Golden Bowl

Broken Is The Golden Bowl was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0442: One Sentence      Step 1: Choose a favorite single sentence. The sentence should be from prose or poetry, but not a song lyric.      Step 2: Say the … Continue reading

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