Friday, November 30, 2012
The haiku in today's haiga(illustrated haiku)
how much orange
this sky hold
Today's note - why write haiku
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
" Basho used the phrase karo tosen to describe haiku. Karo means a brazier (stove) in the summer, and tosen is a fan in the winter. In other words, haiku may serve no practical use in our present reality but are nonetheless of great importance. People do not need haiku to live, nor will haiku fill hungry stomachs. But to lead a richer life, haiku—as well as other forms of culture and art—can be of paramount importance."
--from The Spirit of Haiku
I invite you to share some of your thoughts on why you write haiku
Thank you Lorraine for
zings a mix
Thank you Harps for
Because I must. These words and phrases and concepts and observations fill my head and demand form and release.