Bill Moyers quoted Robert Hass, who quoted Joseph Campbell, who said that the beginning of all poetry is uneasiness about the food chain.

Bright autumn moon;

Pond snails crying

in the saucepan.

Can’t find the source–let me know if you have it.   Jill Dennison identified the poet as Kobayashi Issa, translated by Robert Hass, and after reading him I agree.  Thanks!

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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6 Responses to FOOD CHAIN add-on

  1. Sallie Carpentier says:

    oh good, you found it. I just sent it to you in an email.


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