Sunday, March 31, 2019

Funny Bunny Fridays Week 18, Poetry Form Week 14 (Haiku forms)

Some of the times, Haiku also shows of an acceptance of the life’s impermanence. The most famous Haiku Master Basho’s haiku some times also demonstrates the genuine Buddhist enlightenment. The following very famous Haiku by the most famous Haiku Master Basho expresses most vividly the truth – the enactment of both, the phenomenon, what is and its passing. In this Haiku, a creature living unconsciously, according to its nature, is shown in the context of the man made artifice of an old garden pond, highlighting the simple bare and eternally ordinary ‘is-ness’ of all existence in the present moment:

Old pond
A frog jumps in,
The sound of water

The Milestones…
After Basho, there have been many great poets who took Haiku to the greater heights …


The bite of my axe.
Sudden revelation –
There is life in this tree!

As Buson accepts his death quietly in this farewell poem

White plum blossoms,
Night turns to dawn –
The time has come

Kobayashi Issa

Alone among the shady bushes
A girl is singing
A rice planter's song

Masaoka Shiki

A river in summer
There’s a bridge here, but
My horse prefers water

With useless authority
The great horned owl
Sits moon-eyed in daylight


I envy the tomcat:
How easily he lets go of
Love’s pain and longing


The child cries at her breast.
And the mosquito also bites
The sleeping mother


With ink-stained lips,
The boy leaves his poem
For the cool outdoors


Stillness and solitude –
Sinking into stones,
The trill of cicadas

And melancholy sadness and tranquility (Sabi and Shori)

On a withered branch
A crow has settled.
Nightfall in autumn.

- Basho

Or in the spirit of poetic madness (Fukyo)

Let me show you,
You market people,
This hat filled with snow.

- Basho
And sometimes in shockingly comic ‘lightness’ (Karumi)

A bush warbler
Leaves its droppings on the rice cake
At the edge of the verandah.


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balloon love, 
it can not be true
yet it is artificial from distance

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

short story slam week 110, Happy Spring Break 9march 17 to march 23)







old times,  people fight for attention
the way  laura wilder and mary fisher did
if i think that eric hale is great
so does Jan and Mike berestain
if I think that Jennifer Tally and Alina Yoon are profound
so do  Cheryl Evans and Keith Edward


we try to wonder what they did
they did tough things
i will support if they have poetry in
we do support if they agree NOT to fight with weapon
a peaceful movement
which is what we need, we do support cathrie anderson and dennis rodman