D’s Poetry

D’s Poetry : Haiku 18 : Natsume Sōseki

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss Natsume Sōseki and his life. “Meditative Tree,Insect’s crawl-up to find food,Baby bird eats them.” Divvya Nirula Natsume Sōseki : Poetry and Haiku Natsume Kinnosuke was born in Edo (present day Tokyo), Japan in 1867. He adopted the pen name […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 17 : Kyoshi Takahama

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss the life and work of Kyoshi Takahama. “Birds are fine and few,The Gulmohar tree is red,Ghosts come-up instead.” Divvya Nirula Kyoshi Takahama Kyoshi Takahama was born in 1874 in Matsuyama, Japan. His father was a samurai and fencing master. […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 16 : Yone Noguchi & Haiku

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss Yone Noguchi and popularisation of the Haiku in America “Jumping coals of firePopcorn thrown in-popped out Ire,Walking signs of Mire.” Divvya Nirula In America Haiku has become one of the most popular forms of poetry in America. Of course, […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 15 : Western Haiku

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as trace the popularisation of the Western Haiku. “Sunrays, life and lightThe ice cream melts in child’s hands,Calf too is unfed.” Divvya Nirula Western Haiku : Development & Popularisation The Japanese Haiku saw a kind of revival in the late 19th century. […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 14 : Haiku & the Samurai

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the link between Haiku poetry & the Samurai. “Hot balmy sun looks,Finds labour working metal,Lost human-souls – Count.” Divvya Nirula Who are Samurai? In feudal Japan, Samurai referred to members of the Warrior Caste. They were considered the upholders […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 13 : Yosa Buson

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss another one of the Four Haiku Masters, Yosa Buson The hot sand awaits,The falcon brings secrets dear,Yet, wisdom here sins. Divvya Nirula Yosa Buson : Artist & Poet Yosa Buson was born in 1716 in the Settsu province of […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 12 : Masaoka Shiki

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss another one of the Four Haiku Masters, Masaoka Shiki. “The drops fell on seeds,Crack! The woman’s body broke,Out came life – Drip-Drop.” Divvya Nirula Masaoka Shiki & the Modern Haiku Masaoka Tsunenori was born in 1867 in Matsuyama, Japan. […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 11 : Kobayashi Issa

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discuss one of the Four Haiku Masters, Kobayashi Issa. “Snow capped mountain-sideBlood runs through rivers of wine,The naked stone turns gold.” Divvya Nirula Kobayashi Issa : The Haiku Master Issa was born Kobayashi Nobuyuki on June 15, 1763. He adopted […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 10 : English Haiku

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the difference between a Japanese and English Haiku. “Nectar honey earth,Lovebird sings salty words, Fire,Fertile-ground for flowers.” Divvya Nirula Japanese vs English Haiku Haiku is a type of traditional Japanese verse. It became recognised as poetry in the 17th […]
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D’s Poetry : Haiku 9 : Kireji

D’s Poetry is a living archive of all poetry penned by me, Divvya Nirula. Join me on this journey today as we discover the role of a Kireji in writing Haiku. “Eagle Curtains SwordDrawn Light into the dark night,Bless-ed Snow doth falls.” Divvya Nirula What is a Kireji? Kireji refers to the part of a Haiku that splits the verse into two […]
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