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JUL/2017 Issue

We attempt to integrate the arts;  Literature, Picture, Music, Poems, Poetry Reading.
 

 POETRY READING 
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MESSAGES     SUMMONING      BR0KEN T0YS     THE LAST THING


Water        Cleopatra        Mamaluna        Genghis Khan       Nirvana

Hera and Zeus       Alexander the Great        Descendant of Hisun-Nu

Your Soul     Youth     A Shawl of Love       TOWARDS THE FUTURE


GARLAND OF VERSES

 

 VIDEO PROGRAMS 
Collaboration of Music and Poetry

 

 PHOTOGRAPHIC PROGRAMS 
A Moment of Relaxation


  A BREATHER 

Jeanne Shannon   Aftab Seth   Phyllis Hoge   Samuel E. Stone   Hideo Yokokawa   Takako Takasuka
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at Dawn 
Selected 185 poems by Hideo Yokokawa

This book of poetry, consisting of 12 chapters, is designed and edited for a wide range of readers. So, even if you are not familiar with modern poetry or even not very much interested in it, you may read and enjoy it. Or, if you are a poet at heart, you will see Some substantial solution that you have to seriously think of after all.

 


 

 
 
 
 


Carrying Water in a Sieve
  
Selected 138 poems by Jeanne Shannon

  
"How to express" is an important factor for poetry. In this respect, with her limpid intelligence, matured knowledge and condensed laconism, Jeanne Shannon has succeeded in creating a unique method by utilizing words which usually are only distantly related to the standard/traditional diction of poetry.   ----- Hideo Yokokawa

WORK AFTER "Carrying Water in a Sieve"

Pillars of A Landscape
  
Selected 60 poems by Aftab Seth
  
He shows the poet's spiritual landscapes, touches and arouses something lying deep inside one's heart. Whether it is a joy, a sorrow or a pain, people see their lives more gently, and are encouraged to experience various aspects of their life much deeper in their future. The landscape in his spirit and his deep insights into life have surely inspired me. Now I will continue to read his poems much deeper to follow his spirits and to inspire me more.     
 --- Yuichiro Anzai


WORK AFTER "Pillars of A Landscape" "


Nature's Mysteries
   
Selected 125 poems by Samuel E. Stone
   
Mother nature is a world of complexity beyond the realm of our reasoning yet holds the simple pleasures and beauty that touches  our very soul; from a blade of grass to the sky above nature provides us with a spiritual journey where we can discover inner peace  
 -- Poet

    26 Poems after "Nature's Mysteries"  

 Bewildered and Lost

A Glow of Hope

WORK AFTER "Bewildered and Lost"



Beyond Love and Prayer
   
Selected 210 poems by Phyllis Hoge Thompson
I am clumsy. I fail. I age. I am ashamed.
This is my only life. I waste in marble


 

It will come. Faith - it has nothing to do with promise. I have known the strongest vow to fail. But not faith fail. The very grass that lives through winter now lies hidden: All that was freely loved and let go.

 





WORK AFTER "Beyond Love and Prayer"

 





 

 

 



Always Messing with them Boys
Selected 32 poems by Jessica Helen Lopez
The life itself for her is sadness based on love, which is expressed in her poems as an inevitable anger seeking for the flat, having no way of venting. She made a debut into our Poetry Plaza for her inevitability, as an individual existence. 
--- Hideo Yokokawa

  WORK AFTER "Always Messing with them Boys"  

 

 


 MODERN HAIKU 
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Ozaki Hosai.


 

  
 MODERN TANNKA 
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Ishikawa Nobuo.

 

 PRESENTED BY

Hideo Yokokawa  |  Phyllis Hoge  |  Aftab Seth  |  Jeanne Shannon  |  Takako Takasuka
Samuel E. Stone    |   Jessica Helen Lopez    |    Yumiko Kawakami   
|   Shinzan Otoguro

 

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