Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Charles by Kaveh Veyssi

I was riding the train to my internship on Friday morning when I crossed over the Charles River and saw the Boston skyline.   Winter’s water Buildings alongside the river Through the train’s windows I am interested to find out … Continue reading

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Cicadas as the Meaning of Life?

The other night I was walking by the football field late at night and saw the snowfall blowing in front of the field lights.   Flurries cascading Against stadium lights Welcome the night’s silence   We began our discussion of … Continue reading

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Japanese Waka

Name: Min Zhong On my way home, snow fell on my palm and vanished. Blue clear night, White crystal snow, Vanished without a trace In the first week of class, professor Inouye showed us a haiku example written by a … Continue reading

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The Secret of Winter by Ge Cui

Name: Ge Cui Class:[JPN061] Intro Japanese Culture Professor: Charles Inouye Week 1: The secret of Winter I was walking to Cohen Auditorium at 9 in the January morning when my breath steamed in the air and soon vanished.     … Continue reading

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Evanescence and Form – Week 1

Crossing the Charles River Friday evening on the Red Line. City lights – Shadows reflecting The frosty river.                       How is it that evanescence and form – two seemingly opposite … Continue reading

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From Utsusemi to mujo. -Qing

First, About the lyrical moment: I was walking to Lane Hall on Thursday afternoon and saw an ice cream cone lying on the street elegantly.   An ice cream cone Lying on the street, unmelted Like a pale new born … Continue reading

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Evanescence and Form

Thinking about Cicadas By Songwha Choi  When I was on my way home in cold weather, I realized that many trees in my garden already had lost their leaves.          Garden trees without leaves          Winter’s withered trees           With … Continue reading

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Week 1

By Nina Watts I was standing out in the clump of trees behind Latin Way one night when I looked up at the sky.   Cold wind blows Bare tree branches sway Moon shines through the clouds   So far … Continue reading

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Evanescence, Form, and the Form of Evanescence

By Julia Russell In the late afternoon I opened the shade in my room in Lewis Hall, which faces off campus toward Davis Square, just in time to catch the last few moments of the sunset over Somerville. The sun’s … Continue reading

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Evanescence

Shawn Power   Nothing the week The idea of evanescence and form, or structure, in Japanese culture has been somewhat confusing for me. I guess the only way that I understand the concept is through the line, “In Japan, formality … Continue reading

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