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haikaiTALKS: a saturday gathering! ONE-LINE haiku

Updated: Apr 8, 2023

haikaiTALKS: ONE-LINE HAIKU - a saturday gathering_under the banyan tree


host: Richa Sharma


8th April, 2023


Seasonality


Part 2


Nature has always been a metaphor for the emotional and physical state of the characters in literature, both Eastern and Western.


Apart from primary nature, there is also nature re-created in paintings, poetry, dress, furniture, and illustrated tales. Such a reconstructed nature is called “secondary nature.”


In the transition from the rural to the metropolitan culture, nature has been viewed differently. The common view of nature in Japanese art is an extension of the human, with nature becoming embedded in the urban landscape.


I would like to share a few poems that innovatively use one-line haiku to step deeper into the psychic realm.



above all the finch's song


Carolyn Hall

San Francisco, California

The Heron's Nest Second Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award, Honorable Mention.


mountain shadow robs the tree of its


Kala Ramesh

Roadrunner Haiku Journal 9.3 August 2009



children cross one bridge and the other migratory birds


Pravat Kumar Padhy, India

whiptail journal

Issue 2: Summoning the Sky

(February 2022)



a church steeple harpoons the moon forced childbirth


Robin Smith

2nd Place, Sonic Boom's Fourth Annual Senryu Contest



through cattails / a refinery


M. Kettner

ant ant ant ant ant

Wrench in a coffee can

May 18, 2010



the moon and I shift workers


Stefanie Bucifal, Germany

Whiptail Journal

Issue 3: Into Oneness (May 2022)



crescent things I used to discuss with the dog moon


paul m.

is/let, December 28, 2014



where my tooth was morning birdsong


Lee Gurga

is/let, December 18, 2014



from g the r strangler o figs w what i could n have g been


Kat Lehmann

Under the Bashō 2022

28 October, 2022



from the balcony unreachable mountains


Dimitar Anakiev

balcony

21 one-line haiku by Dimitar Anakiev,

2006



trees what will we leave you with


Peter Yovu

Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry

Autumn 2009, vol 7 no 3



rewilding my amygdala the palm warbler's chirps


Shloka Shankar

Issue 2: Summoning the Sky

(February 2022)



a “forever stamp” on a letter to the ocean


Fay Aoyagi

Views by Jack Galmitz, 2012



Waking up a thousand birds :: I have to be a perfect dawn


Grant Hackett

tiny mortal drums



between statues the rest of history


Jim Kacian

First Prize: 2008 Kusamakura Haiku Contest (Kumamoto, Japan)


Concluding with a deep and poignant monoku. There is a message for all of us to focus on sustainable development and take full responsibility for the safe disposal of waste of all kind.


all the polymers of a swans’ nest morning breeze


John Barlow

Ormskirk, England


First prize

Martin Lucas Haiku Award 2022

Presence 75


My special thanks to Kala Ramesh and Alan Summers for sharing their vibrant knowledge, poems, and feedback. Thank you to all the participants. Truly appreciated. So much is yet to bloom from the power of your short-form poetry. Keep writing and stay blessed.


Namaste!


Thank you!


Richa Sharma

India


Source


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Shirane, Haruo. Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons Nature, Literature, and the Arts. Columbia University Press, 2012.


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165 comentários


Alan Summers
Alan Summers
12 de abr. de 2023

#2


dirty morning stubble espresso going the extra round


Alan Summers

created for this feature/unpublished


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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
14 de abr. de 2023
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It's an old phrase, possibly from the Christian bible first of all?


The phrase to go the extra mile, and its variants:

to try especially hard to achieve something or do it well.


This phrase occurred as to go the second mile, in allusion to an account in the Christian bible section The gospel of Matthew, 5:38-41,and in the King James Bible (1611) I believe.


I guess it changed to 'round' as a boxing sport/pugilist term.

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RS
RS
12 de abr. de 2023

A few things I observed since the last two post discussions. First, despite the knowledge categorisation of nature and culture, I agree with many poets like Kaneko Tohta that nature and man are not separate. If cockroaches are living beings, so are we (he calls it ikimono). Secondly, there could be a difference between using only seasonal references and kigo.


Thank you!

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Alan Summers
Alan Summers
12 de abr. de 2023
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I can't imagine Tohta Kaneko respecting Kyoshi as a human being, let alone as a poet. Kyoshi was responsible for the deaths of fellow haiku poets after all.


After what Tohta Kaneko suffered during Truk Island and forever being anti-war, he wanted a genuine wildness and nature, not prefabricated or ersatz versions.


There are two human natures:

biological/physical

and

mental/social mores, foibles, clangers 🤣

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RS
RS
12 de abr. de 2023

For reflections on words and photographs, here's a link to Aram Saroyan's work. They are not haiku, but they are examples of minimalist poetry. A genre on its own. This requires a complete change in the reading process we have been taught since childhood. The techniques and approaches are very much being adopted by many haiku poets.


https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/art-of-one-word-poem/


I really enjoyed reading this.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
12 de abr. de 2023
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So much of excellent knowledge shared here. Thank you all.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
12 de abr. de 2023

where my tooth was morning birdsong


Lee Gurga


Can some one explain this poem to me?

How do you make anything out of this?

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Keith Evetts
Keith Evetts
14 de abr. de 2023
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When you have a gap between your teeth it can produce a whistling sound when you talk.

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