Tag Archives: Flute

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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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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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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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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The Voice Of The Pines

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 234 – when the cicadas cease. when the cicadas cease what coolness! the voice of the pines This is a haiku by Baijaku, as translated by Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, a writer, translator, … Continue reading

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