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Yuki Teikei Haiku Society:
The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Retreat at Asilomar: 2007. 2008 (a haibun). 2010.
Toward an Aesthetic for English-Language Haiku by Lee Gurga.
2004 Pescadero Haiku Weekend Workshop (including exercises) with Christopher Herold.
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Renku. Tanka.
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Ki no Tsurayuki. Shiki.
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Haiku. Haibun. The Buson One Hundred. Time Line.
Yosa Buson (1716-1783) is:
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa
edited by Robert Hass
Some haiku by Yosa Buson with some comparisons of translations from [A] Addiss, [H] Hass, [M] Merwin and Lento, [Mc] McFadden, and [U] Ueda.
A Meeting at Bashō's Hut Someone has been tending his garden a single cloud that was not moving has disappeared. [M, p.31. Note that Merwin reproduces head notes] tilling the field- the unmoving cloud has disappeared. [1778: A, p.193. Addiss omits head notes] ~ o ~ o ~ Coolness- the sound of the bell as it leaves the bell. [H, p.81] coolness- leaving the bell, the voice of the bell [1777: A, p.200] ~ o ~ o ~ Bats flitting here and there; the woman across the street glances this way. [H, p.109] Bats are out a neighbor's wife glances at me across the alley [M, p.90] ~ o ~ o ~ Field of bright mustard, the moon in the east, the sun in the west. [H, p.93] A Spring Scene A field of mustard flowers in the east the moon is rising as the sun sinks in the west. [M, p.59] ~ o ~ o ~ Sleeping late- stuck to the soles of his sandals, cherry blossoms. [H, p.111] Straw sandals of someone else who has walked on cherry petals and is sleeping late this morning. [M, p.54] ~ o ~ o ~ scholarly brilliance comes forth from its bottom- the firefly [1772: A, p.205] ~ o ~ o ~ How awkward it looks swimming- the frog. [H, p.87] ~ o ~ o ~
A joy to learn more of Buson's life and to read Ueda's translations of a large number of Buson's poems, of which Ueda (p. 157) says 2849 are hokku are know.
Sections of The Path of the Flowering Thorn: The Life and Poetry of Yosa Buson by Makoto Ueda.
|Buson went first to Yuuki, a town located some forty miles north of Edo ... Buson ended his wandering life in eastern Japan and moved westward to Kyoto in October 1751.|
|... the new stage in Buson's career began more in painting than in poetry. ... a number of Buson's paintings on silk screens have survived from this period. ... By the mid-1760s, Buson had firmly established his professional reputation in the capital [as a painter].|
As a professional teacher, he was now publicly able to charge fees to amateur poets
who asked him to review their verses or participate in their haikai gatherings.
Yet there is hardly any evidence that he did so.
For one thing, Buson considered painting his profession and primary source of income
[But] With the passage of time, Buson gradually came to do some of the things expected of a haikai master. [p. 62].
|The autumn of 1773 saw Buson and his group publish another major haikai anthology . . . Crows of Dawn . . . mostly written by poets of Buson's school [p. 79].|
|Buson remained an artist to the last [U, p. 154].|
In 1777 and again in his final year, Yosa Buson (1716-1783) began a daily practice of writing ten haiku for a hundred days.
In honor of Buson, I started my own writing practice (on July 4th, 2013) to write ten haiku each day until I completed "a Buson One Hundred".
What was done:
Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson (2013)
edited by W.S.Merwin and Takako Lento.
The Essential Haiku:
Versions of Bashō,
Buson, and Issa
edited by Robert Hass.
[A]: Stephen Addiss' 2012 The Art of Haiku, Chapter 6: "Buson".
[H]: Robert Hass's 1994 The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashō, Buson, and Issa.
[M]: W.S.Merwin and Takako Lento's 2013 Collected Haiku of Yosa Buson.
[Mc]: Edward McFadden's "Yosa Buson-Haiku Master" in the Kyoto Journal, http://kyotojournal.org/the-journal/fiction-poetry/yosa-buson-haiku-master/
[S]: Shirane's Traces of Dreams, Chapter 2: "Bashō Myth, East and West".
[U]: Makoto Ueda's The Path of the Flowering Thorn: The Life and Poetry of Yosa Buson (1998).
How to Write Poetry.
How to write specific forms: Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
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