Autumn Wabi Sabi

Today’s prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is concerned with that elusive Japanese concept Wabi Sabi:-  “Bill Higginson, in The Haiku Handbook, calls sabi – “(patina/loneliness) Beauty with a sense of loneliness in time, akin to, but deeper than, nostalgia.” Suzuki maintains that sabi is “loneliness” or “solitude” but that it can also be “miserable”, “insignificant”, and “pitiable”, “asymmetry” and “poverty”. Donald Keene sees sabi as “an understatement hinting at great depths”…. The twin brother to sabi who has as many personas can be defined as “(WAH-BEE)-poverty- Beauty judged to be the result of living simply.”

summer to autumn

reblogged from my old blog – Art and Life

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