Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Spliced In Day 12


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Spliced In - Day 12

...There is a darker side of universalism as well, which I am relating with internationalism, or globalism. Now that haiku as an international phenomenon has left its nest of Japan and is permeating through the global sieve, what we stand to lose is the local. There is tension between the need to communicate to the widest possible global audience or reader, and the local particulars of language, culture, custom, season, flora, fauna, etc...


Read the essayUniversalism vs. Particularism in International Haiku by Richard Gilbert

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6 Comments:

Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

it brings me music of reeds...Good Gillena :)

That note too is interesting; because i get to observe many local "events" which could form subject ot haiku but i get disoriented sometimes how it would appeal universally -- interesting note

wishes,
devika

4:04 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

"it brings me music of reeds" -- because its the whisper of reeds that i have more listened to...the music of which i thought was sublime,

wishes,
devika

4:07 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm really enjoy this, I took 'Moments' out again to enjoy you :)

4:52 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Devika i also thought this essay rather interesting particularly for
its mennings as it stems from particular cultures and locations to be immersed into the ideal of universality in haiku and that AHA writers/readers are happy about when it happens

much love...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation of my book 'Moments'; Lorraine, my new book Pink Crush has been released and is available from the publishers; i am also doing book swaps with this one; let me know if you would like a signed copy, i have right now a few in hand

much love..

1:36 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Yes, yes yes

10:19 AM  

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