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Haiku Demystified – Haibun Speak, part 2

#Haiku Happenings #3: CH presents part 2 of an interview on #haibun with Paresh Tiwari and Raamesh Gowri Raghavan!

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Dr Brijesh Raj interviews haibun masters Paresh Tiwari and Raamesh Gowri Raghavanon the writing of haibun.

Part 2 of 3

Q4 -The haijin’s poetic background is bound to impact his/her style. The tenor of the ensuing piece might be narrative, cathartic, or simply creative. How do you resonate with these? How important is it to break out of these boxes? Or is it best to stay within traditional tramlines?

Paresh: I am not a big fan of patterns, formulas and boxes. But to break them, one must know what they are. And thus, the journey from the self to the universe is essential for every haijin, every poet, every writer, every artist, every human. It usually starts with self-reflection, with memory, with the lived and experienced, even if it feels or sounds clichéd. But that’s just the beginning. If you continue writing the same thing repeatedly, you…

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