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Hanagoromo / nuguya matuwaru / himo iroiro.
Unfastening the cords / Around my spring kimono / One by one
--Hisajo Sugita...This haiku appears in the essay 'Haiku: The Heart of Japan in 17 Syllables' read the essay
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on The Spirit of Haiku..."Composing a haiku means giving a voice to the “other” appearing before our eyes and taking a slice of Earth’s life. By so doing, we ourselves tap into the cosmic source of life and create a synchronicity and fraternity with other living beings. This is also a process of self-discovery, a journey to the depths of one’s own hearts. It is through the “other” that we discover things about ourselves.
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."
also from ' the essay Haiku: The Heart of Japan in 17 Syllables'
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