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Evening Cloudburst

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 236 – An evening cloudburst.   An evening cloudburst   sparrows cling desperately   to trembling bushes This is a haiku by Yosa Buson, Japanese painter and one of the greatest poets of the Edo … Continue reading

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Splendid Affinity

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 235 – Splendid Affinity.   Splendid affinity   sun’s great halo   green leaves This is a haiku by Zen Buddhist master and poet Soen Nakagawa, who visited the United States more than a dozen … Continue reading

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Rude Mechanicals

Rude Mechanicals was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0339: Rude Mechanicals.   Step 1: Imagine there is a genre called “rude mechanicals.”   Step 2: Imagine what might characterize the “rude mechanicals” genre.   Step 3: Create an original piece of … Continue reading

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The Voice Of The Pines

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 234 – when the cicadas cease. when the cicadas cease what coolness! the voice of the pines This is a haiku by Baijaku, as translated by Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, a writer, translator, … Continue reading

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Reason Redundant

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 233 – A lucid mirage.   A lucid mirage   Faint elusive memories   Reason redundant. This is a haiku by Hannah Williams, a young poet, writer and blogger based in London. Much of Hannah … Continue reading

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Bridge Game Near Araby

This piece was inspired by the At Water’s Edge challenge, 52 Stories Up.   Create a track that uses elements of your favorite story AND your favorite card game. This was a tough one. My favorite story is The Giving Tree, … Continue reading

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Haiku Music – Volume 2

Haiku Music – Volume 2 My second self-published album – ten musical interpretations inspired by ten haiku. Listen free and/or support the artist. The links below display the scores. The Heavy Winter Sun Appears 7:22    How heavy    on my eyes, … Continue reading

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