Do Haiku show the emotional side of japan? 9 replies

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SetoKaiba2

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#1 16 years ago

Haiku. A very strange type of poem, but possibly the most perplexing. Most of them you can understand. But why do they make them? for example: The setting sun comes, no one can change the seasons. Why do I live here?




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#2 16 years ago

It mentions the ending of something 'the setting sun comes' this could be symbology for many things, but is likely to be the ending of something important to the writer. 'no one can change the seasons' this seems to imply some sort of inevitability something that as it says, 'no one can change', seasons are in a cycle so its likely to be the nature of things, like puberty for instance, nearly everyone goes through that. 'Why do I live here?' This could be a question they want the readers to ask themselves, or it could be something they are asking as they write it.

Ah well that’s my, (probably incorrect,) analysis.




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#3 16 years ago

Um I guess because it is a format they like, I really have no clue.




SetoKaiba2

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#4 16 years ago

Ged... that is probably the best analysis of that haiku that I ever heard of. Now here is a guy who thinks like a Japanese.




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#5 16 years ago

The Japanese like simplicity and symbology. That shows up in everything they create. They are my favorite world culture. My 2 weeks in Tokyo were the best in my life.




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#6 16 years ago

tai-chi looks cool

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#7 16 years ago
SetoKaiba2Haiku. A very strange type of poem, but possibly the most perplexing. Most of them you can understand. But why do they make them? for example: The setting sun comes, no one can change the seasons. Why do I live here?

In Japan these poems are valued for:

* Their lightness * Their simplicity * Their openness * Their depth

People have tried to translate the Haiku into an English form:

1. Using no more than 17 syllables. 2. Arranging these often in lines of 5-7-5 syllables 3. Avoiding similes and metaphors 4. Retaining Japanese values

http://home.clara.net/pka/haiku/haiku.htm

http://www.ahapoetry.com/haidefjr.htm




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#8 16 years ago

An elephant snapped my neck. Stupid elephant, I hate elephants.




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#9 16 years ago

what it doesn't make any sense oh yeah its japanese




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#10 16 years ago
vladtemplarThe Japanese like simplicity and symbology. That shows up in everything they create. They are my favorite world culture. My 2 weeks in Tokyo were the best in my life.

Very true, they use simplistic detail to great effect. I remember in the animé Ghost In The Shell, there's a scene where the main character gets out of bed. There's maybe 4 colors used in the entire scene, but it's extremely beautiful. Of course, I always liked animé, but when you really pay attention you realise how much they do with how little.