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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Seamus Heaney on hermit poets

A little essay by Seamus Heaney in the Guardian on poetry. Entitled “The Pathos of Things” the essay alludes to the hermit poets of Japan such as Basho and to Old Irish hermit poets and describes the attempt of poets ancient and modern to refine a relationship to nature and reality with short verse, whether […]

103-year old Chinese hermit

Since little news stories like this one tend to disappear from the web soon after appearing, here is the item in full. The article is presented under the as “Odd News” category in the original. Simple life suits 103-year-old hermit 2007-11-01 10:15:50.0 (China Daily) A 103-year-old man has been living as a hermit for the […]