Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Spliced In Day 27



...Haiku has been described as a moment in time captured in words that somehow captures more than the words might seem to convey. When the poet and the reader connect and the deeper meaning is seen, it is called an "aha" moment..:...


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5 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine said...

nourishing, sweet image, such hope I love this Gillena

7:29 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

good sets, Gillena as always....and thanks for the essays: Visual haiku was my interest all along...most photos have a haiku or two therein i think - to get it right could be a job in itself:)

wishes,
devika

8:48 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

okay, but i sometimes think - the 'aha' moment comes when there is no photo - many times when i read haiku i've felt so -- would like to know your thoughts Gillena? just to know

devika

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

surely Devika; fundamentally a haijin will write out of a personal experience or interpretation, but the reader is absent and is drawn in when the writer presents the haiku product, then there is a sharing and an asimilation based on known aplications of meanings, there is always because of the nature of haiku, which is brevity, so much space for reader speculation, questioning and imaginings; but based on haiku group interelations readers and writers know that there are on many levels and occasions that simpatico, when both are at the same point of understanding, as if both were together at the same point of the haiku beginning and there is the shared 'aha' of understanding and appreciation

gosh did i just write a mini essay?

much love...

12:33 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

okay, there i get you...but i was basically asking about the effect of a presence or absence of photo for the haiku ...and the realisation of "aha" -- ie. between a haiga (or photo + haiku as separate set) and a standalone haiku

i thought of it as -- sometimes the 'aha' is fast with a photo or a picture...but sometimes without it...when it the picturisation happens in the mind of the reader -- i have felt it sometimes to be more effective - though i love a haiga more than haiku -- from an artistic viewpoint

may be a photo takes the reader to the author faster and hence the work on the mind is lesser? or something like that

was asking about your views on that, Gillena - the essayist has not touched on those aspects; saying only about finding the moment/vision in a photo,

wishes,
devika

12:50 AM  

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