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haikaiTALKS: a saturday gathering! 25th november - Fuga no Makoto

haikaiTALKS: Japanese aesthetics - fuga no makoto - a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree


host: Kala Ramesh

25th November 2023


Japanese aesthetics: Fuga no Makoto


Fuga No Makoto means truth, sincerity and honesty which a haiku poet needs to aim for when writing poems.


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“When Basho talks about fuga no makoto, this is normally interpreted as poetic sincerity. However, makoto also means truths, or true words, or true things. … In terms of poets, makoto is that which springs from their magokoro (true heart, or soul). Haiku is certainly capable of (local, particular) truths. Sometimes it is capable of universal truths and that is when great haiku poems are born.

Poetic truths, then, must be a criterion against which inferior and dubious haiku poems can be weeded out. Haiku is part of the haiku poet’s way of life. Haiku is partly what he or she is. If he or she is not truthful his or her haiku cannot be good poetry. In today’s climate where haiku values are confused, it is important for us to go back to such stringent criterion as poetic truths.”

Melissa Allen

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First post: You search and find a haiku that has Fuga no Makoto.

You'll give your reason/s why you think it has this aesthetic nuance. Second post: This will be your first haiku with Fuga no Makoto


Third post: This will be your second haiku with Fuga no Makoto

Please give your feedback on others' commentary and poems too. _()_

Have fun! Keep writing and commenting!

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Still trying to get a grasp of this week’s concept. Here’s a lovely haiku by Kiyoko Tokutomi that I read as mono no aware in fuga no makoto :


How I love it

the sea of my hometown—

cherry petal shell


https://yths.org/poets-personal-pages/kiyoko-tokutomi/


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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
01 בדצמ׳ 2023
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Yes, Linda, it’s mono no aware indeed. Thank you for sharing the story.

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
28 בנוב׳ 2023

#3


winter room

brother’s car race sticker

unremovable

Sabi from the aged sticker and room, and mono no aware from his passion that once existed.


Keiko Izawa, Japan


Feedback appreciated.

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Keiko Izawa
Keiko Izawa
01 בדצמ׳ 2023
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Thank you, Kala.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
28 בנוב׳ 2023

Edited:


autumn amavasya

a father stealthily enters

his daughter's bedroom


Is this clearer?


What is the meaning of Incet?: sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry. also : the crime of engaging in such sexual intercourse. Etymology. Latin incestus sexual impurity, from incestus impure, from in- not + castus pure.


october amavasya

a father noiselessly enters

his daughter's room

Kala Ramesh

India


mono no aware - the pathos of things and transcience—in fuga no makoto

amavasya - no moon night

information for non-Indians

Feedback?? Friends, if you get this ku and press like, please tell me why you like it! _()_

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marilyn ashbaugh
marilyn ashbaugh
29 בנוב׳ 2023
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Keiko,

Thank you! I so appreciate this discussion prompted by Kala's ku.

It evokes an emotionally complex response, as you mentioned.


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
28 בנוב׳ 2023

I think it might be a good idea to state which aesthetic tool you are combining with fuga no makoto.


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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
28 בנוב׳ 2023
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Yes!!!!!

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
28 בנוב׳ 2023

ku#2

Revised with guidance from Keiko


forest marigolds

stillness

of the yellow pond


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Original


dense forest

the total stillness

of a marigold-yellow pond


look forward to feedback. Thanks

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Padma  Rajeswari
Padma Rajeswari
30 בנוב׳ 2023
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Thanks Keiko for the guidance. Understood your suggestion. Will make the change.

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