Print

Print


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


You keep typing, we keep giving. Download Messenger and join the iím Initiative now. Join in!