9/05/2008

tribute to Hortensia Anderson

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September 2008


Hello,

Would anyone be willing to provide some frank, frighteningly
intelligent and stern criticism/feedback?

Best Regards,
Mu...


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Hi Mu...


invisible haiku ...
my intelligent criticism
also invisible



But you can find some of my advise for haiku here
http://happyhaiku.blogspot.com/2000_07_01_happyhaiku_archive.html



:o)

GABI

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Ah but was the haiku invisible or non-existent?
Which then begs the question, can the same be
said for the "intelligent criticism"? ;-)

Invisible haiku follows:


hortensia anderson

I await your invisible intelligent criticism, Gabi.
Somehow, I know exactly what it will say!

- hortensia ;-)

(just playing around with Gabi -
who tirelessly maintains informative websites
which I refer to constantly -
check them ALL out!!!)

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Hi hortensia

have a look at my invisible haiku below !

:o)

invisible haiku ...
my intelligent criticism
also invisible




Can you make it visible ?
Some things are invisible, but existent in my mind
... like your own invisible haiku







Hmmmm...

Sound -- invisible
Smell -- invisible
Feeling -- invisible
Taste -- invisible

I would venture to say, Bashou's famous invisible haiku was about the
sound of water, perhaps, many of the not so invisible intelligent
criticism was "all wet"?!
chibi

but then again, if it was a play off of Basho, wouldn't lack of sound criticism be the deepest sound of all
xyz

Happy Haiku Forum


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hortensia anderson
April 26, 20012


Dear Facebook friends,
My cancer has metastasised to my bones with many tumours in my left hip. The prognosis is poor so I shall post rarely if at all.
I want you to know, you have been an inspiration - without you, my poems would not, could not exist.
With all the love in the world and then some...

just as I think
i can't stand the pain,
a blossom passes
and I cling to this life
while learning to let go...


- www.facebook.com/hortensia.anderson -



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May 22, 2012


Hortensia Anderson
24 June 1969 - 22 May 2012


Hortensia passed away in the morning,
after major surgery, 31 years on dialysis and
beating cancer in 2009.




The Plenitude of Emptiness
hortensia anderson : collected haibun
with an introduction by Jim Kacian

"Half a century has passed since that June breath I took at rising dawn.
I know I must give it back.”

hortensia



Hortensia's BLOG

The Plenitude of Emptiness


Monday, March 19, 2012
Haibun - As A Wave

As A Wave

Sitting on the jetty, I can feel the stillness as a wave, having risen, crests -
then, falling, is silent, rolled back into itself.

How I yearn to roll back into myself, to merge with the ocean as a wave.

indigo tides -
a full moon
tugs at the tides


source : hortensiaanderson.blogspot.co.uk

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Hortensia Anderson lives on the lower east side of New York City. She is the author of numerous chapbooks as well as a volume of poetry, Trust (fly-by night press, 1995). She is interested in the function of the Internet on poetry in the 21st century. Her current passion is renga and other forms of collaborative poetry.

She has been on dialysis since 1981.

spring thaw —
the stream parts to embrace
the stone


Mainichi - Best of 2002



midnight swim —
we glide through the galaxy
naked


5th Annual Suruga-Baika Winner



moonlit night —
the pond floats
a water-lily



source : tobaccoroadpoet.blogspot.jp


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An Interview With Hortensia Anderson
by Robert D. Wilson

RW:
You've written more than one book of occidental poetry and have an international following. Your poetry is poignant, with the rare ability to reach inside a person's psyche, causing that person to react and think.

Take this example from your book, Trust (Fly By Night Press):

"Like an undercooked egg"
the surgeon said the boy
was ready to rupture right
on the table.

They had me in stitches
to keep me from bursting,
scar crossed forever
front and

Back on dialysis and dilaudid.

The nurse brings out
my demons. Christ
kills me. She says she's

Born again.
As if once weren't enough.


source : simply haiku 2005

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another sake --
the cranes on the porcelain
start to fly


the long walk home
after the funeral -
winter trees


handblown glass -
cirrus clouds curve
around the moon




Softly, the clouds slip
away from an azure sky
above Saint Mark's Church graveyard
an angel loiters
beneath a plum tree in bloom
petals fall on wings of stone.



source : online archives

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Hortensia and Amazon dot com

source : www.amazon.com


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3 comments:

. Happy Haiku said...

well it WAS a really brilliant answer from Gabi ;-)
gregg

. Happy Haiku said...

Hello,




Goodbye,

Emile

. happy haiku said...

this just keeps getting better ;-)
g.

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