Author Archives: GLSmyth

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Haiku Music – Volume 8

Haiku Music – Volume 8 My eighth self-published haiku music album – nine musical interpretations inspired by nine haiku. Listen free and/or support the artist. The links below display the scores. A Clear Waterfall 4:36 a clear waterfall into the … Continue reading

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Lizard’s Last Words

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku315 – ambushed by bush fire      ambushed by bush fire,      had we only been dragons –      a lizard’s last words. This haiku is by Mark Morris, a journalist with more than a decade … Continue reading

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Buoyantly We Go

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku314 – Buoyantly We Go    Buoyantly we go    Like the wind,    Tasting water. This haiku is by Taneda Santoka, a Japanese poet and mendicant Zen priest who specialised in free verse haiku. Santoka … Continue reading

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Little Dragonfly Hunter

Little Dragonfly Hunter was inspired by the haiku: my little dragonfly hunter I wonder how far he has gone today… The haiku is by Chiyo-ni, who was born in 1703 and was writing about the death of her son. I … Continue reading

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Beyond the Smoke Is Light

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku310 – Beyond the Smoke Is Light      Life here was marvelous      But we are slaughtering the world      Watch the forests burn From Marco Sebastiano Alessi: “Ella, the youngest daughter of SityPhoxx has been … Continue reading

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Retrograde

Retrograde was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0416: Time Laps      Step 1: Record a short piece of live, improvised music.      Step 2: Reverse the audio recorded in Step 1.      Step 3: Record a live improvisation on top of … Continue reading

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One Push Of The Door

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku310 – One push of the door, a single step      One push of the door, a single step      And the corridor seems to stretch      As far as the eye can see. The haiku … Continue reading

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