Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

Images of the Mind

Monday, May 19th, 1986

Tao Chi was a prince who became a wandering Buddhist monk. His “Melan­choly Thoughts on the Hsiao and Hsiang Rivers,” captures the mood of the end of autumn. A lonely fishing hut is half-hidden by a few sparse trees; a flock of wild geese flies over a river. The callig­raphy echoes the flight of the birds and the quiver of the leaves. Without under­standing a word, we can feel the poetry.

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Radio Days

Sunday, October 13th, 1985

Some­thing magical happened when the micro­phone was turned on: all my doubts disap­peared. I devel­oped the habit of reading every­thing out loud, so my writing became more natural and tuned into my voice. I had a huge audi­ence. For the first time in my life, people were listening to what I had to say, and I loved it.

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