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and yet…

It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in … Continue reading

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“After the Gentle Poet Kobayashi Issa” by Robert Hass

New Year’s morning— everything is in blossom!    I feel about average. xxxx    A huge frog and I staring at each other,    neither of us moves. xxxx    This moth saw brightness in a woman’s chamber—    burned to a crisp. xxxx    Asked … Continue reading

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Summer Wind

IB in a creative and culturally courageous act decided to teach writing haiku in English to a class of 80 Japanese students, 14/15 year olds. Here are some of their results: In the summer night A very big explosion Flowers … Continue reading

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Island retreat in the sitting space

While in Japan we visited Basho’s (1644-1694) grave in the gardens of Gichuji Temple outside of Kyoto. Basho is the most famous japanese haiku poet, who acquired many followers in his lifetime. The site of his grave was on  JB’s … Continue reading

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Sound of Celebration

I have been crazy busy getting ready for IB’s celebration for his trip to Japan (The party is Saturday). I just finished the stairs….Basho’s famous haiku complete with kanji. Ever since the Soiled opening at our house and their mission … Continue reading

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