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Basho the Haiku Master's imagery echoes one aspect in the combined Torah chapters Bo-Va’era, being read this week. He sees:

Becoming-Frog, Becoming-Locust
The old frog leaps
Into the silent pool
Splash!

As far as writing, this is a benchmark in any haiku construction.



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by Teflon

becoming lost

I'm just not getting this, but I want to. If not here, perhaps explain in forum, public or pm- thanks

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( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: January 21, 2005 )

@drsoos - frog waves
It is a coincidence between Bosho and Pentateuch.

That week's portion told of Egypt bearing the brunt of the ten plagues. One of them were frogs. According to exegetic accounts from the Oral tradition, they were sent as a measure for measure as Egyptians humiliated Jews by forcing them to handle repulsive animals.

Reggards,

Theophlon

( Posted by: Teflon [Member] On: January 23, 2005 )





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