Download and read online Naad Anunaad in PDF and EPUB Haiku are word paintings that pilot the reader beyond the image into a sacred realm. For a poem complete in just a few words, resonance becomes the keynote. In Sanskrit, the primordial sound in the cosmos is known as naad and its resonance as anunaad. According to ancient Indian texts, an instrument, including the human body, vibrates only to this timeless sound. The 746 haiku in this volume come from 26 countries. They resonate, each in a unique way - just for you!
Download and read online Hedgerow 100 in PDF and EPUB hedgerow is a short poetry journal, edited by caroline skanne, dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of new and established voices. for enquiries & submissions [email protected] the online journal here --https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/
Download and read online Highway of Sleeping Towns in PDF and EPUB "Deborah P Kolodji's haiku collection is a gem. Born of an art that transcends science, her haiku transport the reader into the past and future, while being firmly rooted in the present. Highway of Sleeping Towns underlines the truth that the the best haiku are contemporary and ageless, personal and universal. -Roberta Beary, author of the Unworn Necklace and editor at Modern Haiku "Kolodji writes about the ordinary, as any good haiku poet should, but the difference here is the wide spectrum that she covers which simply captivates us all.... One of the best haiku books out there. It's worth its weight in ink!" -Stanford M. Forrester, editor of bottle rockets and past president of the Haiku Society of America "highway of sleeping towns creates a constellation of stellar images. Kolodji is one of the best haiku poets in America today; she is relentless in her search for self-truth..." -Terry Ann Carter, President, Haiku Canada "Kolodji's observations are deep and prismatic, allowing us entry into her universe of analytic piquancy, wit, and pathos...offering the reader not only pause but continual playback. Whoever you are, these poems will move you to bear witness to the power of this diminutive form to shape meaning from moment and the ways in which a masterful poet makes any moment profound." -Lois P. Jones, Poetry Editor, Kyoto Journal
Download and read online Indigo in PDF and EPUB "The Japanese, for over a thousand years, have composed the tanka and considered it their most important form of poetry. In the nineteenth century, the spread of European poetry induced many Japanese poets to doubt that a poem in only thirty-one syllables could be anything more than the record of a momentary sensation. Ishikawa Takuboku, though famous as a rebel poet, answered the doubters, "Although a tanka may last only a second, it is a second that will not return again, no matter how long one lives. I believe that such moments are to be cherished, I do not wish to let them escape." He added somewhat cynically, "One of the few blessings that we Japanese enjoy is having the tanka." Takuboku retained the traditional thirty-one syllables of the tanka but divided them into three lines, instead of the traditional single line, giving the form greater dramatic possibilities. The poems of Mariko Kitakubo, both in Japanese and in English, contain a combination of the thousand year old and the most modern. Her Japanese poems have the traditional number of syllables and the English poems are divided into five lines as in tanka: ga no kage no/ fui ni ookiku/ nari yukeri/ aragai gataki/ houyou no nochi suddenly the shadow of a moth growing larger- after an embrace difficult to resist The Japanese poems are in ancient, not modern speech. But the division of the poems into two sections in the Japanese and five in English makes the poems seem strikingly modern. Mention of a moth, an insect appealing to English poets but shunned by Japanese poets, may seem to separate the two worlds, but the embrace brings them together." ---Donald Keene "Mariko KItakubo's sixth book of tanka is a masterpiece of disquiet and profound yearning. It's poetry speaks to the human condition in an era that has just begun to understand, and attempt to divert and remedy, a ruination that evidence shows mankind itself has inflicted on the planet. Indigo leaves us gazing with longing upon our own disappearance into the existential drifts of time and materiality. Kitakubo writes, "my motherland / will be a coffin / of the stormy wind" and points to "the light rain / of radiation" to show us how "history is settling / in the bottom of the river." She sees herself as "an infinitesimal / splash in the dust" and outlines in images of stark finality a vision of sunflower seeds and a people-less planet "after the dream / of civilization." Here is poetry that steps with courage and passion into the forum of ideas and the enormous issues of our day. Kitakubo's mastery of the ancient tanka form gives to her testament in Indigo the perspectives of personalized history and the high art of a compelling literary tradition. My congratulations go to Shabda Press for publishing this first edition of a work so worthy of universal value and wide readership. May the voice within us all find equal resource, principle, and kinship." ---Michael McClintock, President, Tanka Society of America (2005-2011) and author of "The Tanka Cafe" in Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal. "From floating lanterns at Hiroshima to the unstoppable petal storm of cherry blossoms, Mariko Kitakubo's vivid imagery tugs at the full range of our emotions-from the horror of war to the joy of a new love, from redwood forests to dreams of Betegeuse, Indigo is a highly recommended journey you will never forget." ---Deborah P Kolodji, California Regional Coordinator, Haiku Society of America"
Download and read online Connecting Across Differences in PDF and EPUB Explores the concepts, applications, and power of the nonviolent communication process and looks at the most common barriers to effective communication.
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Download and read online Atlas Poetica 14 in PDF and EPUB Tanka in sequences provide building blocks for larger works ranging from short pairs to lengthy excursions of hundreds of tanka, kyoka, gogyoshi, or waka by one or more authors. In particular, the sequence of five tanka has proven popular. The poetic pentaptych, like the visual artform for which it is named, can be intuitive or highly planned, and like tanka itself, provide flexibility and strength that make for powerful statements. Tanka sequences can even be published together as meta-sets, further extending the possibilities. Poets from around the world presents numerous possibilities that expand the tanka form.
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Download and read online The Poetry of Ernest Jones Myth Song and the Mighty Mind in PDF and EPUB As the last leader of the Chartist movement, Ernest Charles Jones (1819-69) is a significant historical figure, but he is just as well-known for his political verse. His prison-composed epic The New World lays claim to being the first poetic exploration of Marxist historical materialism, and his caustic short lyric ‘The Song of the Low’ appears in most modern anthologies of Victorian poetry. Despite the prominence of Jones’s verse in Labour history circles, and several major inclusions in critical discussions of working-class Victorian literature, this volume represents the first full-length study of his poetry. Through close analysis and careful contextualization, this work traces Jones’s poetic development from his early German and British Romantic influences through his radicalization, imprisonment, and years of leadership. The poetry of this complex and controversial figure is here fully mapped for the first time.
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Download and read online Journeys 2017 in PDF and EPUB Journeys 2017 is an anthology of international haibun, a Japanese genre of poetry. Edited by Angelee Deodhar, it has a total of 133 haibun, the work of 29 poets of international repute. This is the third in the series of anthologies devoted solely to printing some of the best of the poets' published works. It also has essays and excerpts from renowned Japanese poets. It will serve as a reference book on haibun.
Download and read online The Songs of Trees in PDF and EPUB The author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers — trees "At once lyrical and informative, filled with beauty." – Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction David Haskell’s award-winning The Forest Unseen won acclaim for eloquent writing and deep engagement with the natural world. Now, Haskell brings his powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. Haskell repeatedly visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring the trees’ connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants. An Amazonian ceibo tree reveals the rich ecological turmoil of the tropical forest, along with threats from expanding oil fields. Thousands of miles away, the roots of a balsam fir in Canada survive in poor soil only with the help of fungal partners. These links are nearly two billion years old: the fir’s roots cling to rocks containing fossils of the first networked cells. By unearthing charcoal left by Ice Age humans and petrified redwoods in the Rocky Mountains, Haskell shows how the Earth’s climate has emerged from exchanges among trees, soil communities, and the atmosphere. Now humans have transformed these networks, powering our societies with wood, tending some forests, but destroying others. Haskell also attends to trees in places where humans seem to have subdued “nature” – a pear tree on a Manhattan sidewalk, an olive tree in Jerusalem, a Japanese bonsai– demonstrating that wildness permeates every location. Every living being is not only sustained by biological connections, but is made from these relationships. Haskell shows that this networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature, and ethics. When we listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, we learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.