RYUHO died in September, 1669.
Now I understand how
the third vrse of moon and flowers
is interwoven. -written by poet Ryuho.
Ryuho participated in a community style of poetry that was popular during his generation. Sometimes two to thirty or more people took a part. There can be entertainment, eccentric parody, satire, spoof etc.,
There is only one rule? Follow the preceding verse that another person added. The next person aim to make the whole verse form a unit. Anyone can take part. There are no experts?
Renga is linked verse. It is full of wit and spirit with puns and double meanings. I can't be a expert or elaborate this new thought and style. The idea is that seasonal images must appear in the poem verse. The use of words like "moon" and "flowers" is not to be used excessive? You build the form cooperatively.
There is to be detachment. One's experiences teach detachment. Poetry can be learned and taught. Experiences are very important. Detachment is a valuable wisdom. Intimacy and detachment? Maybe others know this verse link style better and can add a comment? We have moon and flowers in common? No Moon people. Ah! Appreciate.
Saiba wrote in 1858:`
I shift my pillow
closer to the
Saiba died on h autumn full moon. The poet, no doubt, referred to the act of shifting his bed and pillow closer to the window where the Moon light was shining.
Seisa wrote in 1722:`
My body, useless
as the last persimmon
on the tree. - Seisa.
My neighbor planted twenty-eight Persimmon Trees. The tree used to be cut for seasonal autumn wood. The fruit ripen in the autumn. If you have ever tasted the unripe Persimmon you will never forget the inner mouth and lip pucker sensation. If your Father tricks you when you were a child during a walk in a field ... You will never forget the unexpected, and that natural wild sensation...
The one persimmon was to remain on the tree. Legends record that the fruit has "tree-preserving talisman" essences? The fruit gives eaters a ancient lost and necessary charm for every society. The old timers said it so it must be true?
Just eat to enjoy one.
The Persimmon Tree was (hyperbole) asked:`
"Will you bear fruit
Will you not bear?
If you shall not bear,
you will be cut down."
Another person would respond to the Tree:`
"I will bear fruit. I will bear Persimmon Fruit."
Before the Question is asked:`The ax has hacked.
A ax 'scar' will be filled with (fed) red bean paste.
I hope it makes sense? I was invited to try this once in haiku.
Today, a earlier Post made me think about this form expression.