Let haiku be on the UNESCO list! (24)

2015/11/07

 

Let haiku be on the UNESCO list!

 

On January 16, 2015, Ms. Djurdja Vukelic Rozic kindly sent me an e-mail as follows.

 

Dear Hidenori-san,

 

sorry if I’m tiring you with these messages.

There are so many wonderful texts around here in Croatia, and I had luck to meet some great haiku poets, we became friends.

Dubravko Korbus was among them.

 

With regards,

djurdja

 

 

Dubravko Korbus

 

CREATION THROUGH HAIKU

 

Haiku, of course, has become a part of the World Heritage centuries ago, yet, it would warm the hearts of hundreds of thousands of haiku poets all over the World, to have it acknowledged and listed as such, on the UNESO Intangible Cultural Heritage list of humanity.

 

Each moment we should be aware of beautiful and eternal thread of life happening around us.  And that’s exactly what haiku poetry is – conscious observation and vision of life.  In the moment we start creating haiku, we actually bring a resolution, allowing the beauty and wonder to enter into us, and change our life.

 

Haiku is “an art of experience” and his clearness, truth and sincerity depend upon conscience, inner peace and a degree of inner balance of his author.  Creating haiku is focus on the present (the only real) moment in living and emerging into the very essence of things.  It is pure awareness for, in order to be able to write down some beauty, first you have to be aware of its presence.  Beauty of some flower we can see only if we are aware of the beauty within it.  On the contrary, we will see only a seamy and not interesting flower, “just weed”, and perhaps, we will not notice it.

 

Haiku poet knows.  He knows he is surrounded with beauty and wonder.  And that’s why, in those moments of creation, he ignores his ego and restricted mind and writes happenings around himself truly and sincerely, for he knows, they are very special.  This sincerity and truth fit the natural and godly course of things perfectly.

 

Bashō had explained the value of things the best, while punishing his students:  “Your weakness is to try to say something unusual.  You are in search of glistening verses in distant things, and yet, they are in the things around you.”

 

Haiku poem is a mirror of the poet’s soul, a moment of truthful creation where the poet brings out his own truth about what he really is, and that is our true purpose in this world.  Huge value of haiku lies in giving his reader, too, the possibility to express himself, and the truth about what he really is, independently of the poet, for the poet did not abuse the poem with his thinking and remarks.

 

So, light the light of your soul and motivate other people to do so.  Each moment is a good moment to change and make nicer both our life and lives of the people around us.  Be like buson’s candle and spread the light.   Of course, you need not wait for the Spring to do so:

 

 

I light up a candle

with another candle

spring evening

                    (Buson)

 

by the warm stove

my granny telling the stories

of her granny

 

Dubravko Korbus

 

 

Dubravko Korbus

 

KREACIJA  KROZ  HAIKU

 

 Trebali bismo u svakom trenutku biti svjesni prekrasne i vječne niti života koji se oko nas odvija. A haiku-poezija jest upravo to – svjesno promatranje i viđenje života. U trenu kada počnemo stvarati haiku zapravo donosimo odluku da dopuštamo ljepoti i čudu da uđu u nas i potpuno nam promijene život.

     Haiku je “umjetnost doživljavanja”, a njegova čistoća, istinitost i iskrenost ovise o svijesti, unutarnjem miru i stupnju unutarnje ravnoteže onoga koji ga stvara. Stvaranje haikua je usredotočenje na sadašnji (jedini stvaran) trenutak u življenju i uranjanje u samu suštinu svih stvari. To je čista svjesnost jer, da bi zabilježio neku ljepotu, prvo moraš biti svjestan prisutnosti te ljepote. Ljepotu nekog cvijeta možemo vidjeti samo ako smo svjesni da je ljepota u njemu. U protivnom vidjet ćemo tek neki neugledan i nezanimljiv cvijet, “običan korov”, a možda ga čak nećemo ni zamijetiti.

 

 

     Haiku pjesnik zna. Zna da se oko njega nalaze samo ljepota i čudo. I zato se, u trenucima stvaranja, više ne obazire na ego i skučeni um već iskreno i potpuno istinito bilježi događaje koji se oko njega zbivaju znajući da su svi posebni. A ta iskrenost i istinitost koju koristi savršeno se uklapaju u prirodni, božanski tijek stvari.

 

Basho je vrijednost običnih stvari najbolje objasnio kada je ukorio svoje učenike (cit.): “Vaša je slabost da nastojite reći nešto neobično. Vi tražite sjajne stihove u dalekim stvarima, a oni su u stvarima oko vas.”

 

 Haiku-pjesma ogledalo je pjesnikove duše, trenutak istinskog stvaranja u kojem pjesnik iznosi svoju istinu o tome Tko On Zaista Jest, što i jest naša svrha u ovome svijetu. Ogromna vrijednost haikua jest i u tome što on i čitatelju pruža priliku izraziti sebe i istinu o onome Tko On Zaista Jest neovisno o pjesniku jer pjesnik haiku-pjesmu nije oskvrnuo svojim razmišljanjima i primjedbama.

 

Ovdje ne postoji i nije važno ništa osim istinskog i iskrenog izražavanja svoje biti kroz vrhunsku kreaciju. Izražavanja najviše inačice Onog Što Zaista Jesmo kroz sve događaje u našim životima. Bili oni veliki ili naizgled potpuno beznačajni.

 

     Upalite, dakle, svjetlost svog duha, a zatim potaknite i druge da i oni to učine. Svaki trenutak dobar je da promijenimo i uljepšamo svoj život i živote ljudi oko nas. Budite poput Busonove svijeće i širite svjetlost. Naravno, ne morate poput Busona čekati proljeće da biste to učinili:

 

 palim svijeću

 jednom drugom svijećom

 proljetna večer

Buson 

 

uz toplu peč

baka mi priča priče

svoje bake

 

Dubravko Korbus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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