Autumn Moonlight Haiku and the works of Matsuo Basho

Autumn moonlight– a worm digs silently into the chestnut. Who was Matsuo Basho? It is believed that he was born in 1644 at or near Ueno in Iga Province, about thirty miles southeast of Kyoto and two hundred miles west of Edo. He was called Kinsaku and several other names as a child; he hadContinue reading “Autumn Moonlight Haiku and the works of Matsuo Basho”

As imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson- Say Goodbye to Summer

As imperceptibly as Grief The Summer lapsed away — Too imperceptible at last To seem like Perfidy — A Quietness distilled As Twilight long begun, Or Nature spending with herself Sequestered Afternoon — The Dusk drew earlier in — The Morning foreign shone — A courteous, yet harrowing Grace, As Guest, that would be goneContinue reading “As imperceptibly as Grief by Emily Dickinson- Say Goodbye to Summer”

The Human Seasons BY JOHN KEATS

Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;      There are four seasons in the mind of man: He has his lusty Spring, when fancy clear      Takes in all beauty with an easy span: He has his Summer, when luxuriously      Spring’s honied cud of youthful thought he loves To ruminate, and by such dreaming high      IsContinue reading “The Human Seasons BY JOHN KEATS”

Sonnet 73 Autumn poetry from Shakespeare – That time of year thou mayst in me behold

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and byContinue reading “Sonnet 73 Autumn poetry from Shakespeare – That time of year thou mayst in me behold”