Saturday, July 09, 2011

Spliced In Day 9

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 9

...The fact that the smallest literary form - haiku - has the most rules never ceases to amaze and astound. The only real comfort one can find in this situation is the concept that this affords a wider range of rules from which a writer can pick and choose. You cannot follow all of the rules and several of them are so contradictory that there is no way to honor them both at once.You must always choose. In order to make a choice, you have to understand the reasons and methods...

Read the essay Fragment and Phrase Theory by Jane Reichhold

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Blogger Frieda said...

Dear Gillena, please excuse my absence in the last days and weeks... your new project is fascinating. You always come up with great ideas :)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Fried; glad you stopped by

much love...

6:45 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Stunning, I wish I weren't so undisciplined

5:06 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

I am not discplined at all in my writings, i just can't focus on rules, or formulas -- i'll rather not do it!

but i like several aspects of haiku,and i try my hand at it without following any of the set rules, methods and ...I must agree it sometimes brings a disciple without one being so much aware of it...or rather you are aware only when you examine yourself...perhaps just like saying "i saw only when i looked" :)

but it gives me much pleasure in reading and reading haiku literture and works by others :)

Thanks Gillena for not just inciting an interest, but keeping it alive by feeding it...with all those essays and notes :)


11:51 AM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...


what i meant to say there is not in the lookout to discipline oneself...but haiku perhaps can make it happen...even without choosing any method or rules or reason....that makes me love it all the more...because at the end of it, it gives a good feeling, sometimes :)


11:55 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Devika for your appreciation;

Haiku Rules make are a good place to start from; (there are the issues of interest and respect involved); but not to stifle creativity

much love...

12:21 PM  
Blogger Devika Jyothi said...

Frankly, i started it three years ago; but left it....i am not good at remembering rules,

but may be more readings might get me there...who knows :)


12:42 PM  

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