The poem “Something Whispered in the Shakuhachi” by Garret Hongo focuses on a bamboo grower who was a gardener before the start of the war and used the bamboo he grew to make flutes (Hongo line 7 & 9). The poem is very intimate, reminiscent, and lyrical. Hongo ‘s work focuses on one elderly and weak man who is capable of revealing the strength of spirit that can go beyond the most challenging as well as demeaning of circumstances. The narrator takes up the poignant theme of the internment of the Japanese Americans in the United States after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. Following the ambush, many Japanese Americans were relocated and kept in concentration camps (Hongo, line 56 & 64).
The process by which one becomes an environmentalist, that is, someone who cares for nature itself, begins by seeing “the pretty” within the natural world and “it expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language” (Leopold, 96). John Muir recognized the importance of beauty and wrote of its presence in all places, not just the pristine, as “beauty…is made manifest in the little window-sill gardens of the poor, though perhaps only a geranium slip in a broken cup, as well as in the carefully tended rose and lily gardens of the rich” (Muir, 97). Thus, humans must connect primordially to nature so that it reveals itself and inspires “wonder and awe” within the viewer (Cooper, 343). These emotions are translated into care for the land so one who comes to love the land, they are an environmentalist. Thus, everyone can develop a land ethic, not just the elite, and the classist nature of the environmental movement is
Dana Gioia’s poem, “Planting a Sequoia” is grievous yet beautiful, sombre story of a man planting a sequoia tree in the commemoration of his perished son. Sequoia trees have always been a symbol of wellness and safety due to their natural ability to withstand decay, the sturdy tree shows its significance to the speaker throughout the poem as a way to encapsulate and continue the short life of his infant. Gioia utilizes the elements of imagery and diction to portray an elegiac tone for the tragic death, yet also a sense of hope for the future of the tree. The poet also uses the theme of life through the unification of man and nature to show the speaker 's emotional state and eventual hopes for the newly planted tree. Lastly, the tree itself becomes a symbol for the deceased son as planting the Sequoia is a way to cope with the loss, showing the juxtaposition between life and death.
Jajang is additionally known regarding his participation inside the founding with the Korean sangha, a kind of monastic community. Another wonderful scholar to help emerge from Silla Interval was Won-hyo. He renounced the religious life to better serve people and possibly married the princess for a few days and had a boy. He had written many treatises along with his philosophy dedicated to the unity and inter relatedness of most things. He triggered to China to study Buddhism using a close buddy, Ui-sang, but only managed to get section of the way presently there.
After this time, he will return home. A bilingual speaker, with fluency both in Japanese and English, he claims to know a little Chinese and a little Malay (the national language of Malaysia). Though Yuu didn’t know anything about Christianity before Lindsey, he notes that through on-campus interactions and in-class studies his perspective on religion has changed. Yuu states, “I’m a believer, but not in anything specifically” (personal communication, September 29, 2015). Of the many dishes offered in Japan, Yuu professed that soba is his favorite.
There were so many interesting things I only wish I had the time to read. We talked politics and culture and everything one might question when in China. It was much more enlightening and dark than what I was used to in Wenzhou. This was the real China, beyond the upper class and the stereotypical foreigner status in which all of us teach English. Later that evening, I talked with the mom about Yogis and her desire to spread the practice of yoga throughout China.
The soma, most importantly, distracts the citizens from all the horrible actions of their society. The citizens, by having such a easy-access to it, become “enslaved” by this narcotic. They simply rely on this empty happiness to cure any feeling of sadness. All the perversions and immoral actions have become unnoticed and “cured” by the principal of soma. This relates to things today; pleasures can lead to immoral actions.
Matsu is the housekeeper and an accomplished gardener, who will care for Steven during his stay in Tarumi. In the beginning Steven and Matsu share little in common and rarely speak. However after a few days in Tarumi, Steven and Matsu start to warm up to each other. Then Matsu introduces Steven to his friend who lives in a nearby mountain village called Yamaguchi, which is a
Ultimately, Damon reverts the gender roles of society to characterize Juliana as masculine and powerful, thereby validating his position as a powerless victim, emasculated by an unstoppable force and deserving of pity. The setting, constant from beginning to end, is the meadow where Damon earns his living. Initially, the meadow performs as a peaceful place for the mower. However, after Juliana’s rejection, his positive relationship with the meadow changes as it becomes excessively hot and hellish. Damon does not believe that Nature is punishing him, nor does he blame it for the infernal conditions.
Throughout the Samurai’s garden, the majority of they ways that Stephen influences others is mainly by projecting himself amidst of all the other character’s problems. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it had changed both Matsu, Sachi, and Keiko as people and their mindsets. When Keiko informs Stephen of their break up and her brother’s death, Stephen thinks, “I couldn’t imagine what it must mean for her family to lose their only son” (Tsukiyama 188). Instead of first being devastated of their break up and inquiring Keiko on why and being upset, he comforts her, knowing that she is going through a tough time. This shows that Stephen puts others before himself, and that in turn affects how people think of him and what their current state is.
They constantly give to us and help us. The community is giving to the city to help it grow and be a friendlier place. There is never a dull moment in Alpena. There are people, stores, and the community who are always willing to help.What makes Alpena so warm and friendly though? The main reason why is the people in the community.
She couldn’t believe what she had found. There are satisfying reasons to believe in my theory and they are the muck fire, sinkhole, and Erik and Arthur. These are all examples from the book. Therefore, in the book, Tangerine, the theme is even though it looks perfect on the outside, the inside is ugly. Now my theory proves that people could be elegant and pleasant on the outside, but malicious and ugly on the inside.
The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to share their information with us. I appreciate how I was advised to take pictures outside first in the garden and then come back in and enjoy the displays. The rose garden was beautiful and I was able to get some great photos. The house tour was nice as well. Following the line to see Nixon 's actual home that he
Throughout his life, Shūbun associated himself with the Zen Buddhist temple known as Shōkoku-ji. This temple enjoyed a close relationship with the Muromachi government, since many of its supporters were members that belonged to the prominent Ashikaga family. When he was younger, Shūbun studied painting under the famous artist Josetsu, who was a Chinese immigrant (Shimizu 88). Soon Shūbun became influenced by Chinese Song Dynasty masters such as Ma Yuan and Xia Gui. Because of these influences, his style became an intermediate step between early Japanese artists who imitated these Chinese models (Keene 106).
It was a great scenery with the breeze blowing, the sun shining bright, and trees blowing in wind. We also had the most beautiful roses growing in our front yard, that smelled amazing. I remember picking the roses and putting them in a vase. There were many good moments I’ve had while living in my