Content Tagged ‘Basho’

To plan or to plunge?

May 29, 2013 | 15 Comments

On giving readers an experience

May 22, 2010 | 5 Comments

“Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so you must leave your subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise you impose yourself on the object and do not learn.  Your poetry issues of its own accord when you and the object have become one.”—Basho, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Sketches If writers desire readers to breathe life into …

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