Category Archives: Violin

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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All Creatures Have A Name

All Creatures Have A Name was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0451: Ursula’s Silences      Step 1: In the classic fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, its author, Ursula K. Le Guin, writes the following: “For a word to … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Breeze

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku341 – A fragrant breeze      A fragrant breeze      Is blowing from China      Over these seven strings This haiku is by Tagami Kikusha (1753-1826), a Japanese multi-disciplinary artist and Buddhist nun, mostly known as … Continue reading

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The Heavy Leaf

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku339 – The Heavy Leaf      See the heavy leaf      on the silent windless day      falls of its own will. This haiku is by Nozawa Bonchō, a haikai poet and disciple of Basho who … Continue reading

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Broken Is The Golden Bowl

Broken Is The Golden Bowl was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0442: One Sentence      Step 1: Choose a favorite single sentence. The sentence should be from prose or poetry, but not a song lyric.      Step 2: Say the … Continue reading

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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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A Wild Sea

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku333 – A wild sea-      A wild sea-      In the distance over Sado      The Milky Way. This haiku is by Matsuo Bashō. During the journey that would result in his masterpiece, The Narrow … Continue reading

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Peaks of Cloud

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku331 – Peaks of cloud      Peaks of cloud:      The ship has crossed      A windless sea. This haiku is by Natsume Soseki, whose literary career started in 1903 with a series of haiku and … Continue reading

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