Play of the Day, with Jo-Ha-Kyu

//Play of the Day, with Jo-Ha-Kyu

Play of the Day, with Jo-Ha-Kyu

I awoke to dark morning today. Although I see that it has now lightened to a watery gray, I do not see how or when.
The advancing thick of day feels spindly, like bare trees, and yet it is full with a thousand branches.
Makes me think of the structure of a Noh play, which follows what is called jo-ha-kyu.
According to the poet Gary Snyder, Jo means « serene introduction. » Ha means « extended and detailed narrative information. » Kyu means « an ending which is surprisingly sudden. » Snyder points to birdsong as an example.
And the song of this very moment? I’m tapping it out, jo-ha-kyu.

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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