Monday, July 18, 2011

Spliced In Day 18 and Nelson Mandela Day


Today's post has been edited to include a quote of Nelson Mandela as he celebrates today his 93rd birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nelson Mandela


Read Take Mandela at his word Read also S.Africa cheers Mandela’s 93rd birthday




During the month of July There will be featured here at Lunch Break haiku related essays; original copyright remains with the websites and to their respective writers.





Spliced In - Day 18

...One of the first three civilization on earth, China, during a period of colonization, conquered the group Islands that’s today called Japan. The Chinese introduced writing, literature (including poetry), Buddhism, Taoism, and the teachings of Confucius to Japan. As years passed by, and after many wars, Japan became a unified nation ruled by a succession of Emperors thought by the Japanese to be gods. Early poetry in Japan were written in Chinese, and later in Japanese. Many of the great waka and Haiku poets including Basho and Fujiwara no Teika made references to Chinese poetry especially those from the Tang Dynasty. Some even copied lines and added lines of their own to them. Some excerpts from Tang Dynasty poetry that influenced Japanese poetic thought and aesthetics...


Read the essay The Chinese Influence on Japanese Short Form Poetry by Robert D. Wilson

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7 Comments:

Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

very interesting haiga, Gillena :)

Thanks for the essay like and to Simply Haiku (had it earlier, but lost in between)


wishes,
devika

5:55 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

*essay link

5:55 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Those two are perfect for me, I know them by heart...lovethis Gillena

4:53 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Oh i didn't see the addition...i like Mandela's quote...But i thought life was a walk down the valley -- i am relaxed soul for that matter :)

wishes,
devika

4:57 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Aah! Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela!

wishes,
devika

4:58 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Lorraine, Devika, thanks for dropping by;
Devika i too prefer the peaceful walk but we all know that paths are differently transgressed, Mr Mandela was chosen to be a liberator we Bless him and applaud those of his deeds which have cause upliftment of humankind on planet earth

much love...

7:26 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Oh! definitely Gillena - no doubt, about that! :)

wishes,
devika

7:30 AM  

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