Monday, 23 March 2015


furu ike ya
kawazu tobikomu
mizu no oto!

what do you unerstand from this 17-syllable Japanese poem by Matsuo Basho?

into an ancient pond/a frog jumps--/a deep resonance!

just the resonance of poetry is enough, if one has a listening ear. one does not need to know the language.



Meera's World said...

How are you doing:). My jalandhar stay almost over, going to Jaipur n jaisalmer for a few days,arjun will also join. Just wants to be back home.

P. Venugopal said...

feeling light as a feather... have a nice time with arjun. how is his book doing on the stands?

Meera's World said...

Thank you. The book is doing OK. A different book on his mind now,will see. :)

P. Venugopal said...

great!!! i look forward to seeing him excelling his first published book with the next one. All the very best!