Category Archives: Clarinet

Washing The Ink-Stone

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku248 – Washing the ink-stone.   Washing the ink-stone,   The Indian ink flows away   Blue, blue. This is a haiku by Hashimoto Takako, one of the most important voices in haiku poetry during the … Continue reading

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Me this stillness this awake

About a year ago I was approached by a singer who wanted to collaborate with me. I wrote a piece for her but was never able to get her to sing it – I am guessing that she did not … Continue reading

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Music For Insomniacs

Music For Insomniacs was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0350: Selected Insomniac Works.   Step 1: It’s the middle of the night, long past dusk and long before dawn. You can’t sleep.   Step 2: Think about what kind of … 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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Insect Out Of Tune

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku244 – among thousands.   among thousands   of singing insects, one   singing out of tune This is a haiku by Mitsuhashi Takajo, a haiku poet of the Shōwa period. She is considered as one … Continue reading

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Mise En Abyme

Mise En Abyme was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0348: Hot Mise en Abyme. Step 1: There is a term in art, “mise en abyme.” It refers to instances when a work of art includes a copy of … Continue reading

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Two Lights

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 238 – Two lights of the village.   Two lights of the village   Pining for one another   Insects chirping This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi, who promoted a more traditional style of … Continue reading

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