Alexandre Nodopaka

Freshman - 993 Points (1940 / Russia)

Basho & Hemingway - Poem by Alexandre Nodopaka

I ponder several times
over Basho's Haiku,

"The temple bell stops-
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers." *

I surmise he was
Six feet underground when
He heard above sound.

It was for both a contrecoup
for whom the bells tolled.
A sort of ego contredance.

~~~

*Basho (1644-94)
(translated by Robert Bly)

Topic(s) of this poem: poem

Form: Prose Poem


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 20, 2015


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