Category Archives: Old Pond

Toad Suck . . .

at Toad Suck I contemplate syllables and old ponds like a child puddle-jumping loudly through soft falling rain                         Ribbons, Spring 2011, #1 It’s raining here tonight (again!), just as it was the evening I drove myself through Toad Suck … Continue reading

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Homage: Frog-age . . .

Recently, Melissa Allen of Red Dragonfly posted a string of brilliant “afters” inspired by some of the master Bashō’s haiku.  As a translator, I know how difficult (impossible?) it is to translate either French or Spanish poetry into English, but Japanese . . … Continue reading

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