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Innovation (Sedoka)

A couple years ago, I stumbled across a book of poems by Ryokan, a Zen Monk poet from Japan (1758-1831). He was fond of writing sedokas. Googling will tell you that “the sedōka, or “head-repeated poem,” consists of two tercets … Continue reading

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Short Songs Long Lives

Casting ourselves back to early 2012, this one appeared in Canopic Jar #25, http://www.canopicpublishing.com/canopicjar/25/doug1.htm  (fine zine, check it out) Short Songs, Long Lives (January 2012) She sent me a note about a song she’d just written, no instruments, “simple and … Continue reading

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