Category Archives: Violin

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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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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Unknowable Blue

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku325 – true tranquillity      true tranquillity      hiding underneath creased sheets –      unknowable blue This haiku is by Mark Morris, a journalist with more than a decade of experience writing for major broadcasters and … Continue reading

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The Emptiness of My Mosquito Net

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku324 – sleeping, waking      sleeping, waking      the emptiness      of my mosquito net This haiku is by Chiyo-ni. Born in the Ishikawa Prefecture in 1703, she began writing haiku poetry when she was 6, … Continue reading

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Music for Airplanes

Music for Airplanes was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0427: Music 4 Airplanes      Step 1: Airplanes are noisy places, especially when at 35,000 feet. Consider the noise, especially the dense white noise, experienced by an airline passenger.      Step … Continue reading

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