Monthly Archives: May 2014

ROMANCE AND REALITY: MASEFIELD’S CARGOES

The Japanese hokku writer Buson wrote this: Koma-bune no yorade sugiyuku kasumi kana A Korean ship Passes by without stopping; The mist. There are many interpretations of this verse, but for me it is another of Buson’s imaginary hokku that … Continue reading

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BEAUTY AND PAIN: DE LA MARE’S OLD SUMMERHOUSE

Today I would like to talk about a rather fascinating poem by the unique British writer Walter de la Mare. It is a simple poem, and does not require much explanation. Its fascination lies in its atmosphere of that mixture … Continue reading

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