Author Archives: Lisa Fukushima

6 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU: Friday night, I was walking along Boston Avenue to my friend’s house. breath clouds whitely~ here, now, I truly do exist. IMAGE: Matsuo Basho and Sora PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 74-80) and Narrow Road to the Deep North … Continue reading

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5 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU: On Saturday, I went skiing with a couple of friends at Cannon in NH. clouds gliding above skis gliding below – it’s a good day IMAGE: Japanese erotic painting PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 69-74, 80-86), “Mono no Aware” … Continue reading

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4 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU: When I walked out of one of my classes on Tuesday, it had started snowing. IMAGE: Japanese lord doll   PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 51-69), Atsumori, and Zen and the Birds of Appetite (Thomas Merton) The biggest idea that … Continue reading

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3 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU: Sunday night, I was standing on the stone part of the benches in between Hillsides, just gazing aimlessly around. IMAGE: Taira no Kiyomori   PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 39-51), Hojoki, and Heike Monogatari I have concluded that I … Continue reading

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2 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU:  Last night, I was riding the Red Line into Boston and was pulling into the Charles/MGH station.   IMAGE: Word golden Buddha face   PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 26-39), “Nara Buddhism”, and As I Crossed a Bridge of … Continue reading

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1 Fukushima Lisa

HAIKU: I was walking to Davis along Leonard Street around 12:30pm last Saturday. The sun shines whitely through dark tree branches. IMAGE: Utsusemi (空蝉) PARAGRAPH: On Evanescence and Form (pp. 1-26) and “A Past of Things Present” (Kitagawa) From the first pages of … Continue reading

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