Monthly Archives: October 2011

A POEM IS NOT ALWAYS POETRY: MELVILLE’S MONODY

There are some noted writers who, to be quite blunt, were better at other kinds of writing than at poetry.  Thoreau is one of these, as is the fellow I want to discuss today, Herman Melville, the author of the … Continue reading

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WIDENING COMMUNICATION: INTERLANGUAGES

As regular readers here know, I watch the site statistics.  Because of that, I have long been concerned that many people who do not have English as their first language are obviously trying to read this site, but with varying … Continue reading

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BASIC HOKKU PRINCIPLES: HARMONY OF SIMILARITY

THIS IS A BILINGUAL POSTING IN ENGLISH AND INTERLINGUA ISTE ES UN ARTICULO BILINGUE IN INTERLINGUA E IN ANGLESE Il ha un hokku interessante del comenciamento de autumno: Le autumno comencia; Depost un banio, Le lassitude.  Iste nos monstra harmonia … Continue reading

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QUE ES LE HOKKU VERMENTE?

Que es le hokku vermente? Le hokku como nos lo scrive hodie es un verso de tres lineas.  Illo nos mostra le natura de un station de anno per pauc parolas: Illo es vetule Ab le dia de su creation; … Continue reading

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LOVE FALSE AND TRUE: W. B. YEATS AND PIERRE RONSARD

William Butler Yeats is a poet one likes in part, deplores in part.  He can give us interesting and pleasant lines, but all he writes is not woven of the same good thread — his poetry is unequal. A good … Continue reading

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JOHN KEATS AND HOKKU?

Do you remember the key to writing and understanding hokku? THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING HOKKU IS TO REALIZE THAT WHATEVER MANIFESTS THE NATURE OF THE SEASON IS APPROPRIATE TO THAT SEASON, AND WHAT DOES NOT MANIFEST THE NATURE OF THE … Continue reading

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AUTUMN DEEPENS

I have been writing about hokku for so many years that I now find myself repeating the same verses — the very best verses — and leaving the rather dull ones alone. Some people mistakenly think that all of the … Continue reading

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