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Everyday Mind VI

Everyday Mind VI

by Tekkan
Paperback
Publication Date: 27/06/2018
  $32.52
I am Tekkan. I have married the poetic forms of the sonnet and the tanka. A story is told in the sonnet -- using three quatrains, and a final couplet. The story reaches a conclusion in the couplet. The tanka offers a commentary or counterpoint to the sonnet -- the combined poems have two endings. The meaning is direct -- I want people to understand clearly. Metaphors are inspired by Shakespeare, the (aimed-for) precision imitates the Japanese. Mixing the sonnet with the tanka combines the sensibility of the Occident and the Orient -- as I have done by living in America, England, and Japan.

"Tekkan" is the dharma name I was given. I use Zen mediation to make poetry of ordinary events. Tekkan means, Iron Man, a settled practitioner of great determination.
ISBN:
9781732410756
9781732410756
Category:
Poetry by individual poets
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
27-06-2018
Publisher:
Barry MacDonald
Pages:
112
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x6mm
Weight:
0.14kg

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