Alex Nodopaka

Rookie - 0 Points (1940 / Russia)

Basho & Hemingway - Poem by Alex Nodopaka

Basho & Hemingway

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.

Alex Nodopaka June©2004
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*Basho (1644-94)
(translated by Robert Bly)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 13, 2009

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