Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’

HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Cities of Green Leaves Kukai 2011: Revisited

The rise of full moon –
the May darkness
of my mulberry tree

Eiko Yachimoto / Japan

 

a breeze –
on the water
sky appearing . . .
under purple irises

Keiko Yurugi / Japan

 

Source: HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Cities of Green Leaves Kukai 2011: Revisited

Haiku in Brooklyn, by Jennifer Needleman

If I had to choose one it would be Hosai’s butterfly’s shadow, which begins at 6:32. Others I love include: the first two; Buson at 15:50; and Bashō’s autumnal sun. – word pond

Hat tip to Brooklyn’s own noted haiku poet, Tyrone McDonald, for sharing “Haiku in Brooklyn”.

Roland Barthes – The Incident – from “Empire of Signs” |Evening Will Come

Roland Barthes
The Incident

Evening Will Come.

indra’s net by Donna Fleischer

“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.” ~ Alan Watts

“In Hua-yen and Zen Buddhist thought the Net of Indra, which originates in the Sanskrit “Avatamsaka Sutra”, constructs the cosmos as a multi-dimensional array of interrelationships that simultaneously and repeatedly reflect each other and the whole as jewels embedded within each node of the net.” ~ Donna Fleischer

“Indra’s Net”, the book, is housed with the Japanese Museum of Haiku Literature, Tokyo, Poets House NYC, UMASS – Amherst DuBois Library, the Canadian Haiku Society, & the California State Library Haiku Archives at Sacramento.

[indra’s net (bottle rockets press, 2003): 25 haibun by Donna Fleischer, out of print & available free at Scribd http://bit.ly/11V4K9f

Mainichi Annual Selection 2014 - 毎日新聞

Jan. 1, 2014
deep inland night
not one of the winter stars
moves

— Bruce Ross (Bangor, ME, USA). Posted 5 times in 2014.

Comment:**Bruce Ross, a master of haiku in English, has been the face of the Mainichi “Haiku in English” column for many years. His haiku reflects the tranquility of his mind and the haiku scenes are beautifully constructed.

Oct. 14, 2014
the moon
will soon be here—
i open the window

— Abraham Freddy Ben-Arroyo (Haifa, Israel). Posted 3 times.

Comment:* Kindly enough.

July 8, 2014
sparrow’s song
always close
to the edge

— Tyrone McDonald (Brooklyn, NY, USA). Posted 4 times.

Comment:* This is surely a result of “awareness practice.”

Nov. 6, 2014
flash of lightning
within a second
honest faces

— Goda V. Bendoraitiene (Klaipeda, Lithuania). Posted 4 times.

Comment:** “Honest” has life in this haiku.

Dec. 8, 2014
Morning chill
Silence absorbing into
Wood cutting sound

— Toshio Matsumoto (Osaka, Japan). Posted 5 times.

Comment:** Excellent, especially the second and the third lines with two phases of sound.

Annual Selection 2014 - 毎日新聞.

Neptune’s Navy | The New Yorker

Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a vigilante organization that was founded thirty years ago, with one of its ships, the Farley Mowat, a trawler that has nearly sunk three times. CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY JAMES NACHTWEY

Neptune’s Navy – The New Yorker.

The Lectern: “Empire of Signs” Roland Barthes

The Lectern: “Empire of Signs” Roland Barthes.

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy – The Washington Post

Japanese women walk down a Tokyo shopping street. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The WP focus is purely economic. I’m interested in the eco-socio-poetical dimension(s). If I may generalize for purposes of imagining, wondering: the Japanese culture’s timeless and intimate relationship to a world more natural than manmade, may bring behavioral changes akin to how my cat’s undercoat changes with the advance or decline of light, temperature changes . . .Donna Fleischer 

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy – The Washington Post.