Category Archives: Bass Drum

The Madder Red Of The Twilight

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku283 – The clear day in the rainy season      The clear day in the rainy season.      The madder red of the twilight appeared      And vanished instantly. This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. … Continue reading

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Dark Moon

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku265 – dark moon beyond Pluto the pull of a planet dark moon This is a haiku by Lorin Ford. Lorin has written haiku since 2004. Selections of her haiku are anthologized in, … Continue reading

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Sunset, Sunrise

A little over five months ago I started working on this piece. The idea was simple, start with something dark and end with something light. However, the more I worked on the opening, the more it reminded me of the … Continue reading

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The Sky Begins To Overcast

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku245 – Flowers of morning glory.   Flowers of morning glory.   The sky above this street   Begins to overcast. This is a haiku by Hisajo Sugita, an innovative exponent of the women’s haiku movement, … Continue reading

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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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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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