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Goodbye, Periplum!

Started by David Lanoue, August 15, 2011, 12:17:50 AM

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David Lanoue

I don't have an i-pod that can download apps, but my girlfriend Kathleen does. Yesterday, at my behest, she downloaded the free "THF Haiku" app, and we started playing with it. The very first haiku that appeared on the little screen was Ami Tanaka's "Atom Heart Mother" poem. Followers of Periplum, from its first year as a blog and through its second year as a forum, will remember this haiku and all the fun we had puzzling over its many layers of possible meaning and feeling.

But all good things must come to an end. And, incidentally, all bad things must also come to an end. I won't dare speculate which kind of thing this blog-turned-forum has been. I only know, I don't have time for it in the near future. The book that I'm trying to write, about Issa's animals, has stalled halfway through chapter one, the frogs. I need to get past froggies and on to chapter two, sparrows!

Which means, I must take a long, perhaps permanent, sabbatical from Periplum. I hope that someone will volunteer to continue keeping the conversation going. For now, I bid you all a fond farewell.

Thanks for tuning in!


Hi David,

Sorry to see you go (and maybe Periplum with it) but quite understand the pressure of work thing. I seem to lurch from one project to another in quick succession.

I'll look forward to reading the book when it comes out.

I have learned much from the dicusssions on Periplum (even if I haven't understood all of it :) , including taking myself off on to avenues of research that I might not otherwise have traversed. It's helped my development as a writer.

With all best wishes,

Gabi Greve

Good luck with Issa and the anmials,
keep us in loop with your progress!

And thanks for your efforts with Periplum.



Good luck David.

If the book is a struggle then it must mean it's going to be even better than you thought it would be! ;-)


Don Baird

Best wishes for you, David.  Your journey into the world of Issa is meant to be - a natural connection of pysche.  I enjoyed your frog presentation at the HNA very much.  It's clear your path is in front of you which therefore is understandable that the periplum is not.  I anticipate your book with ... "anticipation"!  ;)

Wonderful meeting you and many blessings to you as you proceed in your work.  The book will be a humdinger; I'm positive about that!

all the best,

ps: don't forget to pop in on the THF from time to time. And, keep us posted on the book.  Take care.
I write haiku because they're there to be written ...

storm drain
the vertical axis
of winter

Don Baird

Hi everyone.  As David will no longer have time to respond to this activity, we are opting to lock the thread to preserve its integrity for future members to read over and ponder.  This has been a wonderful journey for all involved; and, challenging. 

David has done a fabulous job and I know we all greatly appreciate his efforts.

Thanks to all for your participation, ideas and inspirations.

On another note, we are looking for a leader of the seashell game.  Please contact me if interested.

best to all and especially to David on the journey of writing his new book!


I write haiku because they're there to be written ...

storm drain
the vertical axis
of winter

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