Sunday, March 1, 2015

"What Do We Know" - East Window



Above is an image from W. S. Merwin's East Window: The Asian Poems. It is a translation contained in a rather large section of the book which is called "Figures." This particular piece is from the Malay Figures section.

"and what do we know," indeed?

Though a figure, this, as do many other pieces in the figures section, has the feel of brief poetry, this particular poem being almost haiku-like in its execution and sentiment.




betting seashells
gamblers in a frenzy...
plum blossoms
Issa
trans. by David G. Lanoue



Photo by Daoan

 


best,
Don

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mark Levy & Dan Franch: Wednesday Haiki


fog lifts
the floating world
ends

Mark Levy

 

Photo by Lanzen


Moss on a stone -
this is how
it ends

Dan Franch


 Photo by Parth Joshi

moss provides
the blooming flowers...
grave mound
Issa
trans. by David G. Lanoue


best,
Don

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