14 February 2008

123 Book Meme

Tagged from Toast. Sorry, homie don't tag others. I don't think I have 5 readers anyway.

Nearest book is "A Net of FireFlies".

This metanoiac shock, known to Sanskrit poetics as Samvegha, has been treated by Ananda Coomaraswamy with his usual scholarly expertise and profound insight in an essay bearing that title in his "Figures of Speech or Figures of Thought?" Samvegha is at all times the unfailing sign and test of the presence of poetry, the essential seed of realization everywhere.

The spontaneous conception and impromptu expression required for a successful haiku are thus a supreme test of poetic concentration, conciseness, and clarity.

Have a pleasant day.

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