Saturday, March 5, 2011

Lost Poem Looking for Poet: "The Earth-Boat"



I have a poem on hand for publication that has become detached from its poet.  It's title is "The Earth-Boat" and its opening line is ...


The ocean's susurrus . . . .



Can anybody help out with this ...






the lost child
clutches them tightly...
cherry blossoms
Issa
translated by David G. Lanoue






best,
Don


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8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

hum, afraid not. Great photo image, though.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks, Charles ... it really is a long shot - just hoping the poet or someone that knows her/him recognizes the poem. It was page two of a submission that had the poet's name on page one but not two.

Joseph Hutchison said...

That's mine, Don! How funny. It once was lost and now it's found....

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Yes, great Joseph - I was hoping I could find the poet.

I'm just putting together the new issues and this helps out immensely.

Don

vazambam said...

Holy Neptune! (Excuse me, that should be Poseidon, i.e Greek, as in "susurrus")-- The sea has a habit of reminding us that nothing is ever lost--not even Joe's poem--looking forward to seeing it in its entirety.

Joseph Hutchison said...

Me, too, Vassilis. It's only six short lines, so I trust it's entirety won't tire you...

Thanks for hunting me down, Don!

Anonymous said...

It is fun to speculate not only on the author's identity (now revealed), but on the lines that follow. Maybe you could sometimes feature first lines here on the blog as a way to whet the appetites of your Lilly readers. Kind of like a movie trailer.

Jim Haas

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Hey, Jim, that is really an intriguing idea. Joseph's title and first line do get the synapses crackling ...