Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Drawing by language?

Saihoji Temple, Kyoto sightseeing

By the way, do you know haiku?
It is very short poem in Japan.
It has only three lines.
In Japanese the lines have five, seven and five syllables.
But only in those lines, people can understand the poet's feeling.

Here is a famous haiku:
Furu-ike ya(古池や)
kazazu tobikomu(蛙飛び込む)
mizu no oto(水の音)

the old pond
a frog jumps in
the sound of water
(translation in English)

You might think "so what is that? or what does it mean?" after reading it.
Haiku has no logic, or no subject and conclusion.
It has just only feeling. That's all.
I can feel it but it is hard for me to explain what it intends...

In the past there was no camera,
and brush and color for painting might be so expensive,
so people clipped and painted the daily scenery by language, not by brush and color.

It is like photography or art, I think...
Location by Google Map


At 10/04/2006 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the way you explained what is haiku, great post.

At 10/05/2006 4:40 PM, Blogger Kris said...

it seems easy to compose haiku but its not. Gerald of Hyde Daily photo is good at them :)

ps. Lovely photo!

At 10/06/2006 10:35 PM, Blogger macky said...

thank you for your comments!
hyde daily photo is very cool! Thanks for letting me know, kris!

At 10/12/2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Carraol said...

Excellent post, Haiku is like Minimalist Art, so much meaning with a few words.

At 10/13/2006 12:22 AM, Blogger macky said...

carraol: thank you for your comment! Haiku is less-is-more art, I think.


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