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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Sunday, November 19, 2023
|[page: Mr. Rexroth's book "100 More Poems from the Japanese"]|
|[geodoodle: Masaoka-san looking up at Kenneth Rexroth's translations]|
|[geopoem: with Masaoka Shiki's poem in mind after snow trip in Sierras around 40 years ago]|
I suspect it would be useful to send and receive thoughts back and forth trough time in positive and constructive ways, sort of like a cultural climacteric. A good example would be Austria, around year 1800, when Classical music went through Schuberty.
Monday, November 13, 2023
Illustration over this text is an x-ray of a mummified football found recently in Rome. A team of anthrozoologists was called in and determined the specimen in excess of 2000 years old. Signs of skeletal trauma suggest the poor creature had been repeatedly kicked and thrown --modern science refers to it as Peditesphera.
Exhaustive research of surviving Greco-Roman sports literature supports the theory that p.-sphera replaced earlier, solid marble balls after centuries of goal-kicking and pass-receiving injuries to players.
Later, Ius Animalis Actisvarum (animal rights activists) developed a method of inflating rubber sheaths with compressed air and modern footballs appeared. The immediate predecessors were free to rejoin the evolutionary pageant, grow wings etc. and are now known as ducks.