A Galaxy of Verse Vol 34 No 2

Hitchcock, Horrid Haiku, and Half-eaten Hamburgers In a world that is soaked with rain, the drenched river flows through rivulets, teardrops from an unseen source or cloud. Kitchen faucet flows mis-match pollywogs, tadpoles cling to ...


Author: Barbara Blanks, Editor

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312657137

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

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A Galaxy of Verse publishes member poems and hosts contests sponsored by members & non-members. It is a non-profit literary foundation, and has published poetry since 1974. Visit www.barbara-blanks.com for complete information about joining and/or sponsoring/entering contests.

Classic Haiku

Kiji no Koe Hebi kuu to Kikeba osoroshi Kiji no koe The Pheasant's Voice Having heard it devours the snake, How horrid sounds the pheasant's voice! Bash An interesting contrast between the beautiful bird and its ugly act.


Author: Basho

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486143156

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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This volume features dozens of Basho's poems as well as works by his predecessors and ten of his disciples — Kikaku, Ransetsu, Joso, and Kyoroku among them.

The Penguin Book of Haiku

bursting open disgorging its rainbow: peony dynamo! peony petals scattering gently, nestle in twos and threes cockscombs: up to fourteen ... fifteen stalks, even people so horrid! to haggle over the price of orchids within the narcissus ...



Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141395258

Category: Poetry

Page: 544

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The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern. Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, usually running three lines long in seventeen syllables, and by its use of natural imagery to make Zen-like observations about reality, in fact the haiku is much more: it can be erotic, funny, crude and mischievous. Presenting over a thousand exemplars in vivid and engaging translations, this anthology offers an illuminating introduction to this widely celebrated, if misunderstood, art form. Adam L. Kern's new translations are accompanied here by the original Japanese and short commentaries on the poems, as well as an introduction and illustrations from the period.


The dreadful haiku Dr. Dread hands me another exciting glass: dread or be dreaded. Note This one is about choice, but actually more about the fundamental error of black versus white choice situations into which we see ourselves put ...


Author: Johannes Beilharz

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783844290943

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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101 short poems (haiku and fibonacci) by Leonard Blumfeld

Twice Tempted

God-awful haiku Tortures my ears as they speak... He glanced at Leia, who flashed a brilliant smile to a customer as she filled another order. ...Must endure for her. His lips curved slightly as he finished the haiku in his head, ...


Author: Kate Aster

Publisher: Kate Aster


Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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Desperate to save her coffeehouse from ruin, the last thing Leia Bellamy needs in her life is a man … especially when it’s the same one who deserted her after their shotgun wedding when she was 20 years old. But eight years have passed, and the young ensign she loved is now a hardened warrior and Navy SEAL, Lieutenant Aidan MacDermott. When Aidan returns to Annapolis for the promotion ceremony of his former SEAL commander, all Leia wants to do is avoid him for his two-week stay… a taller order than she can manage since he’s part owner in the ice cream shop next door to her coffeehouse. Aidan barely resembles the man who reluctantly broke Leia’s heart solely to protect her dreams of a future—a secret he never revealed to her. But the truth comes out when destiny—and a lovable dog—seem determined to give Aidan and Leia a second chance at love.

Finishing Stroke

Finishing Stroke 38 42 46 47 48 49 50 Dracula Comes Home SOMETHING Horrible Haiku ( 4 ) Behind the Window Cloud of Forgetfulness # 3 Possessions Virtual Germany Who is George Clooney ? People Begging Correction Somewhere / ' in the ...


Author: Peter Murphy

Publisher: in case of emergency press


Category: Poetry

Page: 140

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Peter Murphy is one of Australia’s most respected poets. His new collection is a generous and ambitious project. Reflective and joyful in equal measure, profound and playful, Finishing Stroke is rare in offering a deceptively playful immediacy which reveals more and more of its intellectual antecedents on reflection and re-reading. His work is a linguistic and visual joy. Please note that because Peter Murphy's poetry relies on a strict typography, this ebook is not formatted for reflowable text.

Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball

The implications of Shiki's allusion to this well-known haiku are clear. Shiki's poem, written late in his life when the horrid effects of tuberculosis had rendered him an invalid and reduced his world to a small space in which his only ...


Author: Christopher T. Keaveney

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888455829

Category: History

Page: 240

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Almost right from the introduction of baseball to Japan the sport was regarded as qualitatively different from the original American model. This vision of Japanese baseball associates the sport with steadfast devotion (magokoro) and the values of the samurai class in the code of Bushidō, in which greatness is achieved through hard work under the tutelage of a selfless master. In Contesting the Myths of Samurai Baseball Keaveney analyzes the persistent appeal of such mythologizing, arguing that the sport has been serving as a repository for traditional values, to which the Japanese have returned time and again in epochs of uncertainty and change. Baseball and modern culture emerged and developed side by side in Japan, giving cultural representations of this national pastime special insights into Japanese values and their contortions from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Keaveney explains the origins of the cultural construct “Samurai baseball” and reflects on the recurrences of these essentialist discourses at critical junctures in Japan’s modern history. Since the early modern period, writers, filmmakers, and manga artists have alternately affirmed and debunked these popular myths of baseball. This study presents an overview of these cultural products, beginning with Masaoka Shiki’s pioneering baseball writings, then moves on to the long history of baseball films and the venerable tradition of baseball fiction, and finally considers the substantial body of baseball manga and anime. Perhaps what is most striking is the continuous relevance of baseball and its values as a point of cultural reference for the Japanese people; their engagement with baseball is a genuine national love affair. “A fascinating study of samurai baseball and the culture it represents viewed through historical and contemporary literature, poetry, manga, and movies. An important, original work that is full of insights. Christopher Keaveney has put enormous effort into researching this book and he is to be congratulated. I learned a lot by reading it.” —Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa and The Meaning of Ichiro “Keaveney’s book offers a nuanced introduction to the Japanese model of samurai baseball along with an analysis of many of the works that treat the guiding principles of that model. A fresh look at Japan’s national pastime.” —Bobby Valentine, former MLB player and manager and former manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball “Christopher Keaveney effortlessly combines a thorough knowledge of Japanese baseball—its players, managers, fans—with the cultural productions surrounding it. The result is a nostalgic trip through history and an edifying survey of literature, film, and manga.” —David Desser, professor emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Plenitude of Emptiness

... i'm so scared and i want to distract myself by putting such a dreadful haiku in a haibun and keeping it there. is it working? a little bit actually! done now let's shift gears. should we put another haiku in? i'm too wiped out. OK.


Author: Hortensia Anderson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780986976308


Page: 144

View: 285

hortensia anderson: collected haibun 115 haibun from this master of the poetic form which combines distilled, essentialized prose with haiku. First brought to prominence more than three hundred years ago by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bash

Pug Hill

I can't even dedicate my thoughts to the fact that (even though, as I've said, I don't lust after Alec) I don't like that he picked Amy to be his partner, especially after her awful haiku. I am too busy trying to stave off an anxiety ...


Author: Alison Pace

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101007259

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 278

For Hope McNeill, pugs are love, happiness, freedom-and everything else she finds lacking in her own life. With no time or apartment space for a pug of her own, Pug Hill in Central Park is her one refuge from her mismatched boyfriend, her hopeless coworker crush, and the biggest crisis of all-a speech for her parents' fortieth wedding anniversary that will require her to overcome her huge fear of public speaking.

Heart of the Sword

dried on my face and I had half of a horrible haiku written backward on my cheek for two whole days. “As I was trying to rub the ink off, Souji said, 'I met this man, Seichan. He wants me to come study at his dojo to learn kenjutsu.


Author: Mark Chin

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482879612

Category: Fiction

Page: 726

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For almost three centuries, the Tokugawa Shogunate has held sway over Japan, bringing an unprecedented period of peace and political stability where once anarchy reigned. Yet all things must pass. As the world beyond its firmly-shut borders changes the restless nation stirs with the murmur of new ideas, like democracy, freedom, and industrialization. Some embrace the change that these words bring, while others will die to preserve the Old Order. The ancient samurai are caught in between. Among them is Saitou Hajime, a ferocious assassin, who lives by the power of his sword alone, and who will kill for duty and honor. While engaged in a life or death brawl, he accidentally stabs a young woman named Tokio. They form an unexpected and mutual bond that includes a marriage of convenience that has no place for love. But nothing is simple in this time of upheaval. Both stand at the crossroads of history but share one destiny in a country aflame with passion and ambition.