So many translations fail because they try to make things pretty, not these of Ikkyu by Stephen Berg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikky%C5%AB http://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/IkkyuBerg.html https://www.google.com.au/search?q=ikkyu+calligraphy&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih89WE66nMAhWGNJQKHfQQAHIQsAQIGw&biw=1366&bih=643#imgrc=sIEPKC2McJDjtM%3A
Some of the phrasing may on ocassion be a tad clumsy, but to a chap who as a teenager devoured reams of Herman Hesse, & as an ‘adult’ gulped Post Modernist rejection of binary oppositions & moves constantly from Dadist to Rivers & Mountains poetry & back, this aint bad. http://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=art_etds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Hesse
Visual poetry has a long history, from George Herbert in the 17th century, to Apollinaire, the Dadists, Dylan Thomas, and of course Concrete Poetry. The basic idea is to integrate words and visuals, although some, particularly Dadists and the occasional Language Poet, remove words altogether to create a poetry of punctuation and miscellaneous signs. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/detail/69141 … More Visual Poetry
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William Blake: a loon, perhaps, but he had the goods. I don’t buy the religious guff for an instant, but some of the Songs of Innocence and Experience are so stark, so startling, it’s difficult to remain unimpressed. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/william-blake http://www.instituutdante.nl/PDF%20files/Blake%20Songs%20of%20Innocence%20and%20of%20Expreience.pdf https://www.google.com.au/search?q=william+blake+illustrations&biw=1366&bih=643&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikypPbr6HMAhXBLaYKHRV7BVYQsAQIGw
Researching the Meret Oppenheim blog I was reminded of a few things I neglected to say about Surrealism. It was basically a Boys Club. They still regarded women as objects of desire rather than autonomous, actively desiring human beings. Andre Breton was also notoriously homophobic.
Meret Oppenheim: more than a fur teacup. http://www.theartstory.org/artist-oppenheim-meret.htm http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~aspoerri/IMAGO/MOPoems.htm https://books.google.com.au/books?id=3wVAi1r8nVcC&pg=PA37&lpg=PA37&dq=meret+oppenheim+poems&source=bl&ots=cmoLf09gUM&sig=aK3938NYdxnbmDjrIq4zGE86K2M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjry8H4yZXMAhUCqqYKHUtsADI4ChDoAQggMAE#v=onepage&q=meret%20oppenheim%20poems&f=false https://www.google.com.au/search?q=meret+oppenheim&espv=2&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwioiI_2xpXMAhWDW5QKHZhjDSAQiR4Ifw&biw=1366&bih=643
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