Monday, July 18, 2011
Spliced In Day 18 and Nelson Mandela Day
Today's post has been edited to include a quote of Nelson Mandela as he celebrates today his 93rd birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Nelson Mandela
Read Take Mandela at his word Read also S.Africa cheers Mandela’s 93rd birthday
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 18
...One of the first three civilization on earth, China, during a period of colonization, conquered the group Islands that’s today called Japan. The Chinese introduced writing, literature (including poetry), Buddhism, Taoism, and the teachings of Confucius to Japan. As years passed by, and after many wars, Japan became a unified nation ruled by a succession of Emperors thought by the Japanese to be gods. Early poetry in Japan were written in Chinese, and later in Japanese. Many of the great waka and Haiku poets including Basho and Fujiwara no Teika made references to Chinese poetry especially those from the Tang Dynasty. Some even copied lines and added lines of their own to them. Some excerpts from Tang Dynasty poetry that influenced Japanese poetic thought and aesthetics...
Read the essay The Chinese Influence on Japanese Short Form Poetry by Robert D. Wilson