President of The British Haiku Society:
by Kate B Hall, Hub Editions (2015)
Kate B Hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The other side of the electric fence.
"...an expression of ‘animation’ or ‘the divine soul’ and never as a simple linear bordering of objects as contemporary Japanese artists and poets in general took the term to mean."
- to copy reality as it is
- to select carefully from experience (the next stage)
- to include makoto, internal, psychological reality of what is truthful (the third development)
…and making use of clinamen, the turn, bias, or twist: “[The] word that Lucretius, in his 2nd century book, The Nature of Things, used to describe how the world works. Instead of describing solid things as fixed and resting in space, he got his readers to imagine that the whole solid spatial world was moving along in the same direction.”
Paraphrased from Pennsylvania State University
To join The British Haiku Society see:
You can find Alan at Call of the Page where he is co-founder along with Karen Hoy. They run online courses in haiku; haibun (prose+haiku); tanka stories (prose+tanka); shahai (photography+haiku); ekphrastic haiku & tanka; senryu etc...
Call of the Page: www.callofthepage.org