Tag Archives: Haiku

A World of Dew

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828) was born as Kobayashi Nobuyuki on June 15, 1763; Japanese poet who used ‘Issa’ as his pen name (meaning cup of tea); one of the ‘Great Four’ haiku masters, with Bashō, Buson, and Shiki. He wrote over … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FIRE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD FIRE – the twin-tempered element, comfort and terror, enemy and friend. It has warmed us, cooked our food, and lit our way in the dark since we lived in caves. But it has also murdered us, laying waste … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: AIR

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD AIR — it’s all around us, but invisible unless combined with something else. We must have it to live, yet air becomes an alien environment the moment we lift off into it, separating from the Earth. It is … Continue reading

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Dragonfly Dance

Matsuo Bashō  (松尾 芭蕉, 1644 – 1694): Crimson pepper pod add two pairs of wings, and look darting dragonfly. Kobayashi Issa  (小林 一茶?, 1763 – 1828) The dragonfly! Distant mountains reflected in his eyes. by unknown poets: Meeting in flight, how … Continue reading

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