Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Reminder to Sing



Just a quick reminder that this Thursday, October 2nd, is the deadline for the Basho Haiku Challenge. No entries will be accepted after Thursday.

The response has been very good, indeed, but there is always room for more so, if you were thinking of sending some along, consider this your nudge from me.

Tomorrow at this time (6:00 am), I'll be in a near panic mode as the lifelong learning session on poetry appreciation will be just a few hours off. I've decided to add one Issa poem to the original list of poems I'll be reading with the group. Somehow, it makes it feel complete. Here it is, in the Robert Hass translation:


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Even with insects
some can sing
some can't
Issa

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best,
Don

4 comments:

Greg Schwartz said...

Don,
Good luck with the poetry session!


even with people who want to learn
some can get poetry
some can't

Ed Baker said...

so many frogs
in same pond
c r o a k i n g


I read in public once 1972 it was required...


have phun with this
you never can tell when "something" will 'hit the mark' and turn-a-life

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, good luck. I'll bet it'll be fun.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck on the presentation! You'll be brilliant, as always. As a former colleague of ours once said, "It'll be fine, and if it's not fine, it'll be over."

Also, love the frog photo. I just want to give him a great big hug. Stone frogs need love too!

LAV