Poetic Investigations

Tom D'Evelyn on Poetry and Its Others (philosophy, theology, poetics)

Buson’s Chisel Splendid in the Tao

Here’s a haiku by Buson (1716-1783) by W. S. Merwin and Takako Lento¬†from Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (Copper Canyon Press 2113), p 102:   A stonemason cools his chisel … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Elizabeth Bishop on Joseph Cornel’s “cages for infinity”

A whole poem? Yes: faithful to the ambiguities of the everyday and to the forms of otherness that light them up. Elizabeth Bishop, “Objects & Apparitions: for Joseph Cornell.” Monuments … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment