Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Shiki (October 14, 1867 – September 19, 1902) may be credited with salvaging traditional short-form Japanese poetry and carving out a niche for it in the modern Meiji Period. While he advocated reform of haiku, this reform was based on the idea that haiku was a legitimate literary genre. He argued that haiku should be judged by the same yardstick that is used when measuring the value of other forms of literature–something that was contrary to views held by prior poets. Shiki firmly placed haiku in the category of literature, and this was unique.
Some modern haiku are typified by deviating from the traditional use of 5-7-5 sound pattern and dispensing with the kigo ("season word"); Shiki's haiku reform advocated neither break with tradition...
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松杉や枯野の中の不動堂
matsu sugi ya kareno no naka no Fudōdō

pines and cedars -
in the withered fields
the Hall of Fudo
--Masaoka Shiki at Takahata Fudo Hall

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Gabi Greve said...

松杉や枯野の中の不動堂
matsu sugi ya kareno no naka no Fudōdō

pines and cedars -
in the withered fields
the Hall of Fudo

Masaoka Shiki at Takahata Fudo Hall
Tr. Gabi Greve
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http://fudosama.blogspot.jp/2007/06/h-i-k-u.html

1:36 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I love trees and nothing surrounded by them can be bad, hi Gillena x

9:26 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Gabi; thank you for the correct version and link i'll edit

much love...

10:18 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Hi Lorraine glad you dropped in

much love...

10:19 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Asian museum
can anyone translate
my haiku necktie

(I have one in blue and one in red.)

1:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

splendid, maybe you should photo and upload it to your blog; glad you stopped by Bill


much love...

3:48 PM  
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11:46 AM  

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