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Kokuu
08-19-2019, 08:14 AM
Hi all

A very lovely piece by haiku poet Michael Dylan Welch which cuts to the heart of what haiku are about.

http://www.graceguts.com/essays/thirteen-ways-of-reading-haiku

Gassho
Kokuu
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Onka
08-19-2019, 09:11 AM
Hi all

A very lovely piece by haiku poet Michael Dylan Welch which cuts to the heart of what haiku are about.

http://www.graceguts.com/essays/thirteen-ways-of-reading-haiku

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Thank you Kokuu

I have already worked out when I will read this essay tomorrow. I very much look forward to it.

Gassho
Anna

Sat today

Washin
08-19-2019, 11:10 AM
Thank you Kokuu gassho1

Gassho
Washin
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Shingen
08-19-2019, 12:38 PM
Thank you Kokuu. =)

Gassho
Shingen

Sat/LAH

Kyotai
08-19-2019, 03:48 PM
Wonderful. I must admit, poetry just doesnt speak to me, it never has. Perhaps I am just a simple fellow [emoji6]

Gassho Kyotai
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Shinshi
08-19-2019, 09:56 PM
Thank you Kokuu!

Gassho, Shinshi

SaT-LaH

Kokuu
08-20-2019, 08:56 AM
I must admit, poetry just doesnt speak to me, it never has. Perhaps I am just a simple fellow

Some people like it, some people don't.

There are plenty of art forms to go around and Zen has been expressed in words, images, sound and doubtless many other ways that can speak to people.

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Kotei
08-20-2019, 05:37 PM
Thank you Kokuu.


Wonderful. I must admit, poetry just doesnt speak to me, it never has. Perhaps I am just a simple fellow [emoji6]

In your sound- and land- scapes, I find something, that I am searching and finding in poetry, too.
Thank you for making this kind of poetry ;-)

I don't get tired, repeating these words from Muso Soseki:

'The sounds of the stream splash out the Buddha's sermon.
Don't say that the deepest meaning comes only from ones mouth.
Day and night 80.000 poems arise one ofter the other
and in fact, not a single word has ever been spoken.'

Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.

Heiso
08-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Thank you Kokuu, I loved this article and some of the examples of different haiku the author gives us particularly:

Listening . . .
After a while,
I take up my axe again

—Rod Willmot

I don't know why it resonates with my so much but I can feel, hear and smell the forest when I read it. On the Realizing Genjokoan thread Shinshi made the point that reading Dogen is often like playing music - the space between the words (or notes) create the beauty - it seems the same with haiku and the author makes that point in that we the reader have to fill in the gaps and complete the picture. Beautiful.

Deep bows.

Neil

StLah

pinecone
08-24-2019, 05:54 PM
Hi Kokuu, this piece was a great find, there are some wonderful haiku there. Thanks for sharing.
On a not wholly tangential note, do you recall if this thread has ever been used to write renga? Might be fun...
Gassho,
Mark
Sat/LAH