Haiku and Ghazal

top-image-beauty-poetry-bw (970x563) - CopyKala Ramesh explores the connections between the succinct Japanese poetic form of haiku and her own training as a Hindustani classical musician:

We all know that in the silences between notes, between words, between lines, the emotions that arise are rasa — the aesthetic essence — which gives poetry, music or dance, a much greater sense of depth and resonance…  What Rasa does to Indian aesthetics is exactly what the Japanese concept of MA does to Renku – a collaborative linked verse tradition. It is found in haiku between the verses and the juxtaposition of two images.” – Kala Ramesh

Read more about her observations, as well as some of her original poetry here.


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