Tag Archives: Basho

Spring in the Heart

Coming along the mountain path Somehow it tugs my heart Wild violet (trans. Lesley Downer) The mercury slunk down to – 12 Fahrenheit last night. Or thereabouts. At such low temperatures, what difference does it make? All is white, white, … Continue reading

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solitude– in a world of one color the sound of wind. Basho Can you hear it?

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Hmmmmm – An Invincible Summer?

We may have an invincible summer in the depths of us, but it’s harder and harder to realize, in the face of 21 inches of snow on Wednesday. The world hushed, went still, silent and white, for 24 hours. We’re … Continue reading

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New Year’s: The Temple Bell

The temple bell stops — but the sound keeps coming out of the flowers. —–       Basho New Year’s is the most important holiday of the Japanese year. People return to their provincial hometowns, clean and purify their … Continue reading

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