10/15/2007

Philosophy

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The self is not something that one finds.
It is something that one creates.


-- Thomas Szasz (1920-)
American Psychiatrist


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for haiku, it is often the other way round for me:

A haiku is not something that one creates.
It is something that one finds.


How about your haiku creation process ?

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Dear Gabi San,
Thanks you much for your continuous help to create.

With due honour to the American psychiatrist I may say that according Indian philosophy, our belief, the divine like the tao is already present in us and outside us. We have to contact it to find ourselves. A way of thinking it may be, as the modernist may say. but it is like is-ness, am-ness.

Now the next about Haiku as you invite, I have just penned these three lines-

Everything is there;
you have to put them in the
right place to create.

Warmly-
© Aju Mukhopadhyay, India, 2007


MORE
..... Philosophical Haiku ... from India



.............................................. Here is my answer

autumn sunshine -
I find the right spot
to sit down




Nice Gabi San, yours too.
I have kept a copy of it- haiku out of philosophic discussion.
Warmly,
Aju Mukhopadhyay

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More thoughts on philosophical haiku as opposed to pure shasei haiku

After doing a little cursory research, it seems that the term 'philosophical', when applied to haiku, is a catch-all term for haiku which: have for subject matter an idea or concept; draw a moral; present or hint at a religious belief system; incorporate metaphysical elements; etc.

Larry Bole has more HERE !

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2 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

Daruma and my Teapot Philosophy !

. . . . . Heike Gewi said...

my good
my bad..
the same sun

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not one seems
on its own..
heavens river

[Heike Gewi]

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