12/29/2006

Indian Haiku Club

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The "Indian Haiku Club" was established by
Thalatoti Pridhwi Raj at Anakapalle.

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Quote from THE HINDU
Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Monday, Sep 08, 2003

The weekly literary meets of Visakha Sahithi witnessed an interesting talk on `Haiku Poetry' by G.V.S.L. Narasimha Raju, and a discussion later. Prof. Raju elaborated: "Made of two words - `Hai' denoting amusement and `Ku', the versified form of a sentence, though was known by the 14th century, became popular by the 17th century through the poets Basho (1644-94) and Issa (1763-1828).

Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, T.E. Hume were some of the poets who adopted this form into the western style. The Haiku form got into Telugu poetry hardly a decade ago. Generally it consisted of a line of 5-7-5 syllables forming an expression of an idea, image or feeling and resembled a snap in miniature of a particular season or even an eventful happening and invariably described in the present tense.

Stating that the "Indian Haiku Club" established by Thalatoti Pridhwi Raj at Anakapalle was gaining popularity and reciting several verses in the idiom by different poets, Prof. Raju concluded his lecture on a delightful note.

A. RAMALINGA SASTRY

http://www.hindu.com/mp/2003/09/08/stories/2003090801000300.htm


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1 comment:

dAbrigeon Jean Louis said...

Bonjour !

Je suis un ami Français du Haïku. Par ce mot, je tiens à remercier le Dr. Satya Bhushan Verma qui m'a permis grâce à son fabuleux article : "Le Satori en 17 Syllabes" de remporter cette année le 1er prix au "9th Mainichi Haïku Contest" dans la section internationale.
Hommage reconnaissant.

Jean Louis d'Abrigeon
jl.ance@tiscali.fr