Fire of Insight
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Member Since 3rd May 2014
badmalthus joined 1634 days ago and last visited 9 days ago
Poems 69    Comments 1510    Forum Posts 33

Poet Introduction

I now write haiku and tanka...hakai no renga.

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About Me

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I am a Street Poet and Zen Practitioner.
I have been writing poetry for a very long time...because I have to...influences include...David Lerner, Yi Sha, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Leonard Cohen, Li Po, Matsuo Basho, Issa, Charles Bukowski, Diane di Prima, Michael Madsen, Baudelaire, Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Gregory Corso, Yevtushenko, Lorca, Rimbaud etc. My favorite poem is 'Mein Kampf', by David Lerner.
I have been studying philosophy for more than 30 years...western and eastern. I have been influenced by Seneca and his Stoicism and Epicureanism,  Existentialism, Zen Buddhism, Lao Tzi, Chuang Tzi but it is the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche that has had the profoundest impact on the way I live my life.

My Reading List

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Senryu, and How It Differs from Haiku by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
crimson nights by crimsin (Unveiling)
Words by Angelast1
looking at her face by runaway-mindtrain
Wintertide by Ahavati
My freedom by Rjm

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