My Inspiration for February 2022

28 Feb

This month I really enjoyed gazing at the dreamy and magical Oriental illustrations by Edmund Dulac and Warwick Goble, some of my favourites are featured here in this post. My other favourites were the Japanese inspired postcards by Raphael Kirchner. I enjoyed rereading Natsume Soseki’s wonderful, meditative and poetic novel “The Three-Cornered World” and also the poetry of Kobayashi Issa and Tagore. Here is a poem by Issa which struck me the most because it conveys such a lovely image:

“In spring rain

A pretty girl


(Kobayashi Issa)

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Picture by Laura Makabresku.

Two pictures above found on liberty.mai Instagram.

Yayoi Kusama — Self Portrait  (collage with pastel, ballpoint pen, and ink on paper, 1972)

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Vogue 1971

there… by Jane Ha

6 Responses to “My Inspiration for February 2022”

  1. Barry Rourke 1st Mar 2022 at 10:17 am #

    Great pictures and I liked the Issa poem. It’s not a Haiku (I think!), but is there a name for this type of very short poem?

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    • Byron's Muse 1st Mar 2022 at 12:50 pm #

      Hmm well I found it on the page with haiku poems and he is considered one of the four masters of haiku. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem and the pictures!


  2. Matty 1st Mar 2022 at 11:08 am #

    seeing pics of movies i grew up watching pop up in my email notification of your new post, just, made my day

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  3. Arjun Shivaji Jain 17th Jul 2022 at 11:50 am #

    The illustrations having to do with Indian themes, early on — are they all by Warwick Goble, may I ask? Any collections in particular you would recommend?

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