Author Archives: GLSmyth

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Adorned With Raindrops

adorned with raindropsfrom the shower, a sparklingprincess Azealia Den Sutejo A contemporary of Basho, Den Sutejo was the eldest daughter of a distinguished samurai family living in the mountainous area northwest of Kyoto. After her husband’s death, she became a … Continue reading

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This Feeling of Loneliness

this feeling of loneliness –he plays with his building blocksas the snow heaps up – Kubota Mantarō Kubota Mantarō (1889 – 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright and Japanese poet. Although he was more interested in novels and plays, Kubota … Continue reading

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Waves Themselves

This piece was created as a response to Pat Boran’s haiku sequence (or rensaku), which explores the flora and fauna of Dublin Bay’s (North) Bull Island. Boran’s rhyming haiku observe the interplay of bird, human and plant life on the … Continue reading

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Tewanima

Tewanima was a silver medalist in the 1912 Olympic games. His 10,000 meter run set an American record in that distance that stood for over 50 years. However, as a Hopi Indian, he experienced true Koyaanisqatsi. In 1906 he was … Continue reading

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Night’s Edge

I decided to write the haiku for this one. Night’s edge comes early,leaves crunching under my feet,suddenly winter. Happy Halloween! Night’s Edge was written for Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Trombone, Bass Trombine, Bass Drum, Gong, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola, Cello and … Continue reading

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Six Emotions

Marco Lucchi has offered a number of piano patterns to remix. I wrote “A Book Of Disquiet” in response to the first of the patterns. I decided to work on a second pattern, selecting piano patterns #5. I decided that … Continue reading

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Coffee Break

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku353 – Coffee Break    coffee break   a crumb   for the sparrow This haiku is by Bill Kenney, who writing haiku in December 2004, a month before his seventy-second birthday. His haiku and senryu have appeared … Continue reading

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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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