Category Archives: Marimba

The Fence Is Tall

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku252 – The wire fence is tall.   The wire fence is tall   The lights in the prison barracks   Flick off, one by one. This is a haiku by Etheridge Knight, an American author … 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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Smashing Dandelions With A Stick

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku241 – Nightfall.   Nightfall,   boy smashing dandelions   with a stick. This is a haiku by Jack Kerouac, who took a different approach with Japanese Haiku. He said, “I don’t think American Haikus (short … Continue reading

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The Eye Of The Dragonfly

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 237 – The distant mountains.   The distant mountains   are reflected in the eye   of the dragonfly This is a haiku by Kobayashi Issa, a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the … 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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Forms Of Japan

This piece was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0320: Table of Contents. Choose a favorite book. Consider the tone, the temperament, and the content of each chapter in the book. Compose a piece of music with as many … Continue reading

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Under A Winter Moon

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 212 – Under a winter moon   Under a winter moon   with shallow water   a river flows This is a haiku by Seishi Yamaguchi, an influential Japanese haiku writer active during the Shōwa … Continue reading

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