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Tabitha, a poet to whom I sent the article posted it on The Critical Poet and it generated quite a bit of discussion. Thanks again -- I'm glad I didn't miss it. Diana> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 20:21:13 +0000> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: Imagism, Pound and Haikus> To: [log in to unmask]> > Dear Diana,> > it was useful wasn't it? I think the article has> explained to be perfectly what imagism is all about,> which this list didn't quite manage!> > i dont think that just because something comes from a> certain belief system means you have to believe in> that system to appreciate it ... i really can't see> Pound as a buddhist! (although admittedly i know> little about him)> > Heaney is brilliant. His translation of Beowulf and> the Burial at Thebes are both amazing.> > Tabitha> > > --- Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> wrote:> > > > > Tabitha, thanks so much for the Heaney article --> > I've sent it to several poet friends who have a good> > knowledge of Japanese poetry. I wonder if a> > sensibility such as mono no aware can be> > transplanted into Western culture since it grows out> > of an Eastern belief system. Pound knew about it but> > was not a Buddhist, was he?> > > > Pound's saying that he wanted to capture the> > perception he had as he experienced the faces in the> > crowd is almost word for word what Cezanne had said> > (in French of course) about his goal in painting,> > that of capturing the "petite sensation" of the> > colors and relationships without "composing" them in> > conventional ways. > > > > Gertrude Stein was very much influenced by Cezanne> > and tried to accomplish in writing the same> > transcription of perceptions, but she had other> > aims, such as depicting "types" of people. In> > Stein's early writing the influences of William> > James and Cezanne sort of cancel each other out. She> > got closer to Cezanne in Tender Buttons.> > > > Diana> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:22:52 +0000> From:> > [log in to unmask]> Subject: Imagism, Pound> > and Haikus> To: [log in to unmask]> > an> > interesting thing here by Seamus Heaney:> >> >> http://books.guardian.co.uk/poetry/features/0,,2216085,00.html>> > > Tabitha> > >> >> ___________________________________________________________>> > Yahoo! Answers - Got a question? Someone out there> > knows the answer. Try it> now.>> > http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/ > >> _________________________________________________________________> > Your smile counts. The more smiles you share, the> > more we donate. Join in.> >> www.windowslive.com/smile?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_Wave2_oprsmilewlhmtagline> > > > ___________________________________________________________ > Want ideas for reducing your carbon footprint? Visit Yahoo! For Good http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/forgood/environment.html
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