Monthly Archives: January 2013

MORNING LIGHT / LUMINE MATINAL

Winter: Morning light; Melting frost Drips from the trees. Hiberno: Lumine matinal; Gelo disgelante Ab le arbores gutta. How quickly time passes!  Already more than half of January is gone, and in less than two weeks we shall be at … Continue reading

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WOLVES HOWLING: HARMONY OF CONTRAST

Per Jōsō: Lupos ululante Omnes insimul; Le vespere nivee. By Jōsō: Wolves howling All together; The snowy evening. In hokku habemus harmonia de similaritate, ma anque harmonia de contrasto.  Iste verso per Jōsō nobis mostra le harmonia de contrasto.  Como? In hokku … Continue reading

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LE MATINO NIVEE DE CHIYO-NI / THE SNOWY MORNING OF CHIYO-NI

Un de le hokku hibernales le plus bones es iste, de Chiyo-ni: In campo e monte Nihil mova; Le matino nivee. Iste verso nobis mostra le character Yin del hiberno (movimento es Yang, immobilitate es Yin). Videmus anque le Yin … Continue reading

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NO WORST, THERE IS NONE: World-anguish in Gerard Manley Hopkins

In an earlier posting, I briefly discussed the “cliffs of fall” part of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and have felt ever since the incompleteness of not having included the first part of the poem as well.  So with … Continue reading

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