Category Archives: Chorus

Bright The Full Moon Shines

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku334 – Bright the full moon shines      Bright the full moon shines:      on the matting of the floor,      shadows of the pines. This haiku is by Takarai Kikaku, one of the most accomplished … Continue reading

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Individual 1 (Living Under Occupation)

Individual 1 (Living Under Occupation) was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0438: Deep Plan      Step 1: There is just one step this month: Compose a piece of music in which something special is situated at the very center. … Continue reading

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The Bell of Life Passing – For a Lucky Dawg

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku332 – from evening mist      from evening mist      the bell      of life passing This haiku is by Issa: during his lifetime he wrote over 20,000 haiku, hundreds of tanka, and several haibun. This … Continue reading

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A White Feather Fell

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku330 – A bird flew past      A bird flew past      very close      a white feather fell This haiku is by Mats Unden, a Swedish visual artist, sound artist, musician, and experimental composer, based … 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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Bitter Winter Wind

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku309 – bitter winter wind      bitter winter wind      ends there —      sound of the sea The haiku is by Ikenishi Gonsui (1650–1722), a haiku poet from Nara who settled permanently in Kyoto in … Continue reading

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Town On The Horizon – for Elijah

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku302 – bursts from our guns      bursts from our guns      the town on the horizon      a brief vision of light The haiku was by Julien Vocance published “Cent visions de guerre” (A Hundred … Continue reading

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She And Little Bear

In the Roman myth, Jupiter (the king of the gods) lusts after a young woman named Callisto, a nymph of Diana. Juno, Jupiter’s wife, discovers that Callisto has a son named Arcas, and believes it is by Jupiter. In her … Continue reading

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Saturnalia

Saturnalia was an ancient Roman festival to honor the god Saturn, held on December 17th. Changes to the Roman calendar moved Saturnalia to December 25th, and it is reasonable to argue that the date was appropriated by Christians to celebrate … Continue reading

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