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!
I am so impressed with your knowledge! Never heard of him but reading some of his haikus on the internet convinces me you are correct. I’ve gotta see if I can add to that post.
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Well, thank you, and I wish I could take credit, but the credit belongs to none other than Google. 😉
I looked, but evidently I looked in the wrong place (not uncommon for me).
oh good, you found it. I just sent it to you in an email.
Thanks. I love helpers!