Re: A form of poetry - "octricle"
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 20:40|
Adrian Morgan writes:
> J Y S Czhang wrote, quoting myself:
> > >The only Asian poetry I'm familiar with is haiku (I've written a few),
> > >and here I agree that it's similar in the sense of being conductive to
> > >meditative verse about simple, isolated events [...] and also in the
> > >sense of not utilising rhyme or metre yet still having a structure
> > >into which the poet must mould the thought (by contrast, European
> > >poetry tends to *either* emphasise rhyme and metre, as in traditional
> > >verse, *or* have very little structure at all, as in free verse - what
> > >we're talking about here is structure but a different kind).
> > All AFAIK true.
> > >It's nice to have someone of Asian background confirm that there's a
> > >connection with Asian poetry (I had, in fact, sort of wondered what
> > >the great Japanese poets like Basho would have made of it)
> > Probably be intrigued by it's creative possibilities... afterall Basho
> > wasn't exactly a conservative stick-in-the-mud type ;)
> No, indeed. :-)
> Anyone who names himself after a species of banana (I think) is my
> kind of guy :-)
Yes, after the tree in his garden, I think. Tell me, have you read
anything by the present-day Japanese novelist Yoshimoto Banana*? I
hadn't, until now, considered the possibility of a link to Basho.
* That's Japanese order, as opposed to the western order on the book I