Sunday, July 6, 2014

Nagasaki Bay

                                         ... evening at the Santa Fe Opera

     ... Madame Butterfly on the open stage
                                                         ... in the distance ... the lights of Los Alamos on Nagasaki Bay


  1. This is lovely. I'm reminded of a particular favorite by Masaoka Shiki. He too would have approved!

    1. Thank you for this reference. I haven't read much of his work but just now read a few and found this one very appealing:

      The wild geese take flight
      Low along the railroad tracks
      In the moonlight night

      I'll do further reading. I like his realistic approach to haiku. Thanks, Geo!

  2. A lot of irony here. I see it from a unique viewpoint. My older brother suffered severe and life ending injuries in the battle of Iwo Jima. I do not enjoy that opera.

    1. I understand ... connecting threads through time, as the opera was written and premiered in 1903, as Madama Butterfly. It's more modern setting has included these ironies.


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