Archive for March, 2017

Humans are creating a new geological layer of technofossils.

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Almost anything that’s not recycled has the potential to fossilize.

Source: Humans are creating a new geological layer of technofossils.

Galatea Resurrects 2017 (A Poetry Engagement): INTERVIEW: JOHN BLOOMBERG-RISSMAN on IN THE HOUSE OF THE HANGMAN

Source: Galatea Resurrects 2017 (A Poetry Engagement): INTERVIEW: JOHN BLOOMBERG-RISSMAN on IN THE HOUSE OF THE HANGMAN

Bye Welcomes Committee Passage of Bill Requiring Independent Consumer Advocate For MDC

“There are other MDC reforms that we need, but this bill is an important step,” Sen. Bye said. “This bill creates the position of independent consumer advocate on the MDC board, someone with public utility law and policy expertise whose sole responsibility is to the consumer. Until now, that is something that has been lacking on the MDC, and now we’ll have somebody.” – See more at: http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/bye-news/473-bye-170324#sthash.kaaH8WOR.j0k74f7z.dpuf

Source: Bye Welcomes Committee Passage of Bill Requiring Independent Consumer Advocate For MDC

Plum Blossoms I | Icebox

Plum Blossoms I

The following is the first part of a recent haibun by Nobuyuki Yuasa (Sosui).

The fragrance of plums —

Suddenly the sun comes up

On the mountain path.                 Basho

Plum blossoms are beautiful, especially in the morning when their colours are highlighted; yet plums appeal not only to the eye but also to the nose. In fact, the scent of their blossoms is their greatest charm. When their aroma is carried on a gentle spring breeze, I am captivated by its nobility and find nothing else capable of rivalling it. In the garden I can see from my windows, white plums are just now coming out — one or two already fully out, but the rest still pinkish-white balls, some swollen and others small. It is plum blossoms at this stage that I love best, for they give us hope and trust in the future. A week from now, they will be in full bloom. Then I can enjoy their fragrance. On warm days, I shall open my windows wide to enjoy it, far superior to any artificial perfume.

I know there are plums

In the recess of darkness —

Deeply scented winds.                  Sosui

 

Source: Plum Blossoms I | Icebox

Haiku – YouTube

Alan [Summers] Haiku Journey

 

Alan Summers is an extraordinary haiku poet and teacher of the haiku and halibun forms. I return to his bright, imaginative and free-ranging voice again and again in his haiku book, “Does Fish-God Know?”  I’m holding out for a collected volume of his haiku. One can dream . . .  – Donna Fleischer

malvina reynolds – little boxes – YouTube