haiku, haiku-year, poetry

11 July 1889 – a Thursday

Still obsessed with Will’s
Richards and Henrys — gazing —
Millet’s courageous. 1

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Background image: Blossoming Almond Tree by Vincent van Gogh, Oil on Canvas, Saint-Rémy, France: February, 1890, Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  1. I’m quite absorbed in reading the Shakespeare … I’ve first taken the kings series, of which I’ve already read Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V and a part of Henry VI – as these dramas were the most unfamiliar to me. Have you ever read King Lear? … I … am always obliged to go and gaze at a blade of grass, a pine-tree branch, an ear of wheat, to calm myself. Letter 785
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