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Haiku Equilibrium, poetic thought by george-b Equilibrium: Stones shouldering each other with air for mortar.


Haiku Equilibrium, poetic thought by george-b

Equilibrium:
Stones shouldering each other
with air for mortar.
File:Rock balancing (Counter Balance).jpg

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HAIKU TOPICS (ACCESS HERE)

Introducing Haiku Poets and Topics . . . . . WKD

Introducing Haiku Poets, Famous People, Places and Haiku Topics 
A project of the World Kigo Database. 

This is an educational site for reference purposes of haiku poets worldwide. 

Dr. Gabi Greve, Japan, Daruma Museum. 

 

Today’s Birthday: EZRA POUND (1885)


Ezra Pound (1885)

A major shaper of 20th-century poetry, Pound was one of the most famous and controversial modern literary figures—praised as a subtle and complex poet, dismissed as a naive egotist and pedant, and condemned as a traitor and reactionary. He was a founder of the imagist poetry movement, an editor of several periodicals, and a mentor to many noted writers of his day. Arrested for treason in 1945, he was deemed insane and committed. What did he write during his 12 years in a US mental institutionMore… Discuss

Find out more about Pound as a Haiku Poet HERE

 

Today’s Birthday: ARTHUR RIMBAUD (1854)


Arthur Rimbaud (1854)

Rimbaud may have put down his pen when he was just 19 to lead an international vagabond life as a merchant and trader, but in his few years as a poet, the precocious young Frenchman managed to create a literary legacy that would have a lasting influence on the symbolists and subsequent modern poets. He put his verbal virtuosity on display in works like “The Drunken Boat,” A Season in Hell, and Illuminations. Who shot and wounded Rimbaud during one of their many lovers’ quarrels? More…Discuss

 

A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)


A comment, (poetic thought by George-B)

Pain unscaleable,
unquantifiable on a scale from 1-10
with faces drawn 
more or less happy,
and some sad,

pain that hides in its own shadow,
become its shadow,

cut the branch we’ve landed on, to rest for a while…
While… all you can do
is imagine being painless for a quantum of an eternal moment:  
a note may be, or an entire song,
a rhyme, or even an entire poem,
While… letting go and sharing pain free,
glamourless, natural,
denuded of inhumanity,
hoping that you may be understood, taken seriously,
at face value,
as an immortal soul – in the making,
a mortal – body in the making,
as a star  – in the making,
a universe – in the making,
as a molecule – in the making,
a Rigs Boson – in the making ,
God in the making,
as an…!
(Exhale 1-2-3-4 [Held Breath 1-2] Inhale 1-2-3-4 [Hold Breath] REPEAT…n times)

I, Too, Sing America by Langston Hughes


I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
Then.

Besides, 
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed–

I, too, am America.

 

Haiku- Survival (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku- Survival (poetic thought by George-B)

One’s survival helps
a many succeeding where
many will fail alone.

 

Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)

A black snow day
and dreamy disposition-
will shatter all dreams.

"Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM" (My art Collection)

“Black Snow II: A SHATTERED DREAM” (My art Collection) 
Haiku – A Black Snow Day, (poetic thought by George-B)
A black snow day
and dreamy disposition –
will shatter all dreams.

Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – Cyan Flamenco (poetic thought by George-B)

Cyan flamenco
assumes the steel-toe rhythm
and castanets‘ tocks.

 

Magenta Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

Cyan Flamenco oil Painting Digital (my Art Collection) 32X41- FotoSketch

 

 

Haiku – True Beauty (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – True Beauty (poetic thought by George-B)

True beauty knows not
of the beholder mind’s eye
nor of reflection.

 

Haiku – The Artist’s Choices (poetic thought by George_B)


Haiku – The Artist’s Choices (poetic thought by George_B)

Colors, textures run
on virtual canvas – 
the artist’s choices. 

 

 

Haiku – Clouds (poetic thought by George-B)


Haiku – Clouds (poetic thought by George-B)

Between skies and earth
hang today white cotton puffs
unmoved by the coming winds…

Haiku-Clouds (my photo collection)

Haiku-Clouds (my photo collection) 
Haiku – Clouds (poetic thought by George-B)
Between skies and earth
hang today white cotton puffs
unmoved by the coming winds…

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Ralph Waldo Emerson about first journeys discoveries, a fool’s paradise


Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

 

Anthony and Cleopatra, poetic thought by George-B


Anthony and Cleopatra, poetic thought by George-B

What’s a dream if not a imagined reality,
real to imagination, real to the what if, what of,

What‘s a dream   if not….an unforgiving reality,
living in the realm of the what if, what of,

What ‘s a dream if not an unfulfilled desire bursting
 with desire, to quench the desire to end who of, what if, what of if wha

In my dream you still are my queen,
You still dance the night away with the knight…
In my dream you still love the shadow laid on the sheepskins 
by the neon of the stars,
As long as the nine o’clock spears, 

the spears and the drums of the savanna,
the spears and the drums of the glass blowers of curare poisoned arrows,
you still rule the right of the Cobra Nymphatica Galatea-

-lover of breast fresh milked essence of life:

Snake to milk , mink to snake what the deal here? 

Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) on Poetry


Poetry has been to me its own exceeding great reward; it has given me the habit of wishing to discover the good and beautiful in all that meets and surrounds me.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

Quotation: Leonard Cohen – on Poetry


More Best of Leonard Cohen

More Best of Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Leonard Cohen, during the Geneva conc...

English: Leonard Cohen, during the Geneva concert of the 2008 tour. Français : Leonard Cohen, durant le concert donné à Genève dans le cadre de sa tournée de 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
― Leonard Cohen

Today’s Quotation: Sherwood Anderson – On finding the object of love


 

I am a lover and have not found my thing to love.

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) Discuss


My take on this: If we were to love just one thing, more than anything else in the world…we would become it; I would not like being the ocean, but the sailboat, slashing the surface of its waters. Or the wind, or the bird resting in its migration for a while on my boat’s mast, or the , or the Moon…While restrict myself to loving just one thing? Why reject so many others, why classify, why rank…love life – love all.

Today’s Birthday: Petrarch (1304)- “The Father of Humanism”


Petrarch (1304)

The “Father of Humanism,” Petrarch was the greatest scholar of his age. He traveled widely, visiting fellow scholars and searching out manuscripts, and wrote numerous lyrics, sonnets, and canzoni. His awareness of the classical past as a source of literary and philosophical meaning for the present left a lasting influence on European literature and paved the way for the Renaissance. Many of Petrarch’s poems are devoted to what woman, who awoke a lasting passion in him on Good Friday in 1327? More… Discuss

Today’s Birthday: Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561)


Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561)

Góngora was a poet of the Spanish Golden Age who successfully wove Renaissance and popular poetry into an original and elegant form. Very influential in his era, he developed the difficult, complex poetic style that became known as Gongorism. It provoked enmity from many of his contemporaries and was so exaggerated by less gifted imitators that his reputation suffered until the 20th century. He has since been called Spain’s greatest poet. What is his most famous work? More… Discuss

The Sea: My Ultra-Short Poetical Movie




What better place for creative than ever changing interface between  land and water, continent and ocean:

The Sea’s perpetual movement, and the natural speed of the birds in search for the crustacea at the very edge of the water, intrigued me, and inspired an ever so short thought, about the brevity while still larger than life symbolism of the moments, few moments, that repeat: one of a lifeless nature, the other full with life.

Spotted sandpiper al.

Great vehicle for thought, I think…  Share your thoughts on the subject.

Pablo Neruda: Verb (Verbo)


Verbo

Voy a arrugar esta palabra,
voy a torcerla ,
sí,
es demasiado lisa,
es como si un gran perro o un gran río
le hubiera repasado lengua o agua
durante muchos años.

Quiero que en la palabra
se vea la aspereza,
la sal ferruginosa
la fuerza desdentada
de la tierra,
la sangre
de los que hablaron y de los que no hablaron.

Quiero ver la sed
adentro de las sílabas:
quiero tocar el fuego
en el sonido:
quiero sentir la oscuridad
del grito. Quiero
palabras ásperas
como piedras vírgenes.

Verb

I’m going to wrinkle this word,
I’m going to twist it,
yes,
it is much too flat
it is as if a great dog or great river
had passed its tongue or water over it
during many years.

I want that in the word
the roughness is seen
the iron salt
The de-fanged strength
of the land,
the blood
of those who have spoken and those who have not spoken.

I want to see the thirst
Inside the syllables
I want to touch the fire
in the sound:
I want to feel the darkness
of the cry. I want
words as rough
as virgin rocks.

Translated by T.M. Lauth Etiquetas:

Pablo Neruda: The Bull


Pablo Neruda -El Toro-
 
El ToroEl más antiguo toro cruzó el día,
sus patas escarbaban el planeta.
Siguió, siguió hasta donde vive el mar.

Llegó a la orilla el más antiguo toro
a la orilla del tiempo, del océano.

Cerró los ojos, lo cubrió la hierba.
Respiró toda la distancia verde.

Y lo demás lo construyó el silencio.

The Bull

The oldest bull crossed the day.
His legs scratched the planet.
He continued, travelling to where the sea lives,

He reached the shore, the oldest bull.
On the edge of time, the ocean,

Pablo Neruda -El Toro-
lunes 30 de mayo de 2005
El ToroEl más antiguo toro cruzó el día,
sus patas escarbaban el planeta.
Siguió, siguió hasta donde vive el mar.

Llegó a la orilla el más antiguo toro
a la orilla del tiempo, del océano.

Cerró los ojos, lo cubrió la hierba.
Respiró toda la distancia verde.

Y lo demás lo construyó el silencio.

The Bull

The oldest bull crossed the day.
His legs scratched the planet.
He continued, travelling to where the sea lives,

He reached the shore, the oldest bull.
On the edge of time, the ocean,

He closed his eyes and grass covered him.
He breathed the whole green distance.

And silence built the rest. Etiquetas:

Carl Sandberg: 1879-1967


Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967)

Sea-Wash

by Carl Sandburg

The sea-wash never ends.

The sea-wash repeats, repeats.
Only old songs? Is that all the sea knows?
             Only the old strong songs?
             Is that all?
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.

 

Source: Poetry (February 1920).

First Source: Poetry (Poetry, 1920)

sea wash (Audio)

BIOGRAPHY

Carl Sandburg

“Trying to write briefly about Carl Sandburg,” said a friend of the poet, “is like trying to picture the Grand Canyon in one black and white snapshot.” His range of interests was enumerated by his close friend, Harry Golden, who, in his study of the poet, called Sandburg “the one American writer who distinguished himself in five fields—poetry, history, biography, fiction, and music.” Read more about Carl sandberg from:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/carl-sandburg