Monday, July 04, 2011

Spliced In Day 4



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 4


...Most important -- haiku can take you out of the dominant, instrumental way of relating to the world: to nature in general, and other beings, including humans. What does this mean...

Read the essayEcstasy of the Moment and the Depth of Time

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11 Comments:

Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

What a haiga, Gillena!

may be just me, Gypsies are very special to me- may be more inetersting than the people i know..., i have that habit of listening to people who wander...who have great stories to say :)

wishes,
devika

5:12 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

**interesting

5:13 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

all my life I've dreamed of being a gypsy, yet it is opposed to everything I am....\lovely Haiga (thanks for the word dEv)

5:35 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

okay Lorraine...And On your comments, Lorraine..you have said it for me too -- I used to set out to see the world (as part of my job often, though i've travelled only in India)...and the first thing i would want is reach back home :)

the real gypsies often have tough stories to say about family and relatives...and such like -- becoming a gyspy is like a fantasy (normally most of us can't take it for the actual harsh life...all that's beautiful in dreams may not be so in reality - i feel so :)

wishes,
devika

5:44 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

suppose that makes me a cyber gypsy :)

but on another level i can merge with the writer of this haiku, and in extension say dosn't it make us take stock of overselves, reminding us how important it is to love ourselves; so that when we get thrown into a group which questions ourself worth we grow rather than diminish

much love...

6:14 PM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

cyber gypsies - we all are pehaps :)

I am not sure of what you say Gillena...the real gypsies i've spoken to do not love the world or themselves -

as for us we can say, if not out of self-love, out of self-respect we are taught to value ourselves right from childhood -- aren't we?

But does that give us any right to belittle another human being created equally -- be it a gypsy or beggar woman --

I think i must be able to respect them and their right before I respect myself and my right.

anyway, all the haiga and art are possibly to meant to make us better human beings -- though we were much possibly better off before as human beings, though may not be as poets,

And to you, I am always thankful for space you give me for an exchange of thoughts, Gillena :)

wishes,
devika

1:00 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Okay you say of merging with the writer...i talk from the point of view of the gypsy -- i can't merge myself with the writer, as i can identify with gypsy -- atleast for the gypsy nature of our minds :)

wishes,
devika

1:06 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

this merging, is in contemplation after reading the haiku over and over again and questions arising from the theme, haiku writers will often present a nuance based on some observation and throw it back to readers without a resolve then the reader is left to muse over the poem, questioning, exploring the mysteries, and filling in the gaps...

5:56 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

This time, you make me laugh with your seriousness, Gillena...we or rather i enjoy doing it all the time...else i wouldn't be reading poems, here and elsewhere :)

and on the mystery of life...is that you are left alone to face it sometimes..despite a whole bunch of family, friends and relatives,

wishes,
devika

6:04 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

well, the mystery of life as i see it :)

wishes,
devika

6:05 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

and on exploring mysteries in poetry and art -- isn't that an attmept to understand, reflect, relate, if possible, and validate -- our experience with the poet's?

that has always been mine -- and i know it's a never ending interest as is the endless number of poets,

but here i couldn't converge my views with the poet...but as you too say, but could do so with the gypsy; we being cyber gypsies :)

wishes,
devika

6:12 AM  

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