Sunday, June 15, 2008

Kinds of Afro-Asian Poetry

WHICH OF THE FORMS OF AFRO-ASIAN POETRY DISCUSSED IN CLASS YOU FOUND MOST INTERESTING?

I found sijo the most interesting one because it has very long lines that I guess it entails hard work for a Korean poet to compose even just a line! Takes a very long time to finish! Much more if you're going to write an Indian epic! A Mahabarata which is considered the longest epic in the world. Good thing, there's haiku!

How about you?

34 comments:

aiki said...

For me, I found the Haiga interesting because it has a painting with it that helps the reader imagine or visualize what the poem is talking about. -- sara alarcon of II-4

Dezarie said...

i found QITAH from arabian literature very fun to write because it is all about wordplay, like using it to share what we do in our everyday lives.

Bea L. said...

I probably like haiku the best 'cause it is short and easy to understand.

regiiina said...

For me, i like the Haiku because it's short. But I also find Ghazel (arabian peninsula) interesting because i like love poems. :) -- regina sanchez of II-4

neenuh said...

I Found the renga intresting and fun because it makes you really think since you have to connect with whatever your other poet has written down. Plus it starts your creative juices just like any other poetry. :)

~Anina Uy of II-4

purpleflames said...

I find the haiku interesting because when other people think its one of the simplest form of poetry because of it's length, I actually consider it as one of the most complicated!

Imagine! You're required cram all your ideas, and creativity into only 17 syllables! How could that be easy? Especially during this generation, where most poets would beat around the bush, using different sophisticated words to make their poems more sensual and/or interesting. While the haiku however, goes directly to the point in the same enchanting and rustic way.

Japanese people are really awesome!!--Claudine Flores of Year II-4

Tricia said...

I found the Pantun from Indonesia the most interesting. This is because there are probably very few poems such as this kind which have 2 couplets that are seemingly unrelated to one another and may be used to communicate feelings of love (the most common theme of the Pantun).

It's really interesting to find out how you can creatively and beautifully express love through unrelated topics and symbolisms in poetry. It's a challenging task, but when you've come up with a good Pantun, the beauty of the poem is worth the hard thinking.

-- Tricia R. of II-4

Karla Mojica said...

I find the pantun unique because it's composed of two seemingly unrelated couplets yet, they are put together to be able to express love in a very extraordinary and unexpected way.

emma said...

I found the sijo most interesting too because for such a short poem you have to think of at least 14 syllables each line! With that in mind, it can be challenging. And sometimes astronomical themes are used so it is really interesting.

(i'm using my mom's email so i won't need to make another one. HAHA. -carmela)

marielle said...

Mahabaratas and Haikus are tricky, either way. Writing such long mahabratas have the danger of losing the reader's interest mid-way. Haikus, on the other hand, use many metaphors in such short lines that could be interpreted in any way. but the fact that it IS short and it DOES use metaphors may be confusing. Picking words with the right syllables, but not losing the desired impact is tricky :P

Pantuns are nice, i think. Connecting two different things, finding their logic and all that mind-boggling, nostalgic effect ;))It's fun, isn't it? Trying to find logic in love. knowing you won't find anything, but insisting on writing. It's poetic ;))

Lexiz said...

I think, I like Qu --from China-- best. Making this kind of poem is not hard (I guess), because it's a prose one, which means, there are no rules; I am not restricted. And with that fact, my ideas can just flow, and I could jot them down easily.

It's nice when you're liberated. :)

--Reyes, Alex. II-2

girl_in_black said...

I find Haiku very interesting, since it's short; the Authors couldn't put what they want into all that. But the results are still magnificent.

I also love the way they use imagery, it can leave you thinking if what you interpreted was also the author's interpretation. That's why Haiku's so special. --Ivanne Laxamana of II-2

denise said...

I find Manavi as an interesting kind of poem for it is composed of numerous verses, and I like it that way. Unlike haikus, hyanggas and other similar poems, which are usually concise and candid, epic poems/prose poems, for me is more colorful since the poet is allowed to use several and various words to add flavor and vibrance to his/her piece.

--denise maroon, II-2

freshmAAnpinoy0708 said...

I think for me, the Pantun is interesting for it combines two seemingly unrelated couplets into one poem. There are only a few poems that make use of this concept, which makes it unique. --zarah miaral II-2

gaby said...

I find the Qitah from the Arabian literature interesting because it uses jokes and word play. It must be really fun to read one because unlike other serious kinds of poetry, it will be easy to relate to, since it talks about everyday life. -Gabrielle Cruzado II-2

exiledprince said...

I find the HAIKU the most interesting because it is very spiritual and it talks about nature and life.

It is a very organized type of poetry; and short and brief it may be, the life lessons we can learn from it are endless.

Joanne II-2

wastedmargaret said...

The best form of afro-asian poetry for me is called naqaid or flytings from arabian peninsula because through exchanging of creative insults of 2 poets, they create a really unique and creative poem. And I really think its so awesome to have different ideas of poems especially like naqaid which is through insults. ;) --marcelle margaret DR capuz of II-3

Angeles,Lui said...

I found Renga(Japanese Poetry) very unique, it caught my attention because of the fact that two poets create one poem at the same time. It's a very different way of entertainment. I like it ;)

---Francesca Angeles
Yr. II-1

patricia c. said...

I find Qitah interesting because it does not have to be that serious not like the other kinds of poetry.

Patricia Custodio of II-1

meetzie said...
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meetzie said...

for me i found the pantum intresting because i think its easy to write because it is only made of quatrains 2 couplet that are not conected at all :)...

Mytzy Deiparine Yr.II-3

iwannasleep said...

for me, haiku can be very interesting. although short, it amazes me how diff. poets can "cram" their ideas in a poem that has to have only 17 syllables.

also, i like nature. it makes me think of a really serene place with no problems or worries. :D

last but not the least, i'm not a good haiku writer [im not a good poet at all] that's why i like the haiku. :P

-->kate a. from II - 3

Freespirit117 said...

i find Zajal (arabian peninsula) a very interesting type of poetry since it requires not only a mind that has deep ideas,analyses and strong opinions, but it also requires a mind that can organize thoughts fast in a creative way.that is, through poetry.the listeners/competitors should also think fast and be able to analyze the poetic words fast so as to keep the game interesting. it's a type of poem that keeps the brain cells alive! -- Bernadette Almanzor, II-1

Loicee said...

I find the kind of poetry- Kannada very interesting because history, mathematics and science in prose from are already the usual format in textbooks, what difference will it make if it were in poem form? It interests me because I'm in complete doubt whether or not subject topics are easier to understand through poetry or not. =))---Louise Nipa of II-1

billy99 said...

I found the Naqaid and the Zajal veeery interesting, but I think I can't be able to participate in the writing of one, since I'm not very good at insulting through poetry. :))

Also, I think it will be interesting to see what kind of prose poems we can come up with.

-Hillary

amethystgaze said...

I found the Haiga very interesting since it is like they crosslinked both art and literature. It's nice to think that they sort of "require" a painting that goes along with the poem so that its message or meaning can further be voiced out.

~pauline of II-1

Yumi:) said...

For me, PANTUNS are the best! I love Pantuns because even though it is made up of lines that are seemingly not related , it still makes sense and has a deep meaning. That makes it Unique. :)

-- ODAL,Yumi
II-3

leng said...

For me, I like HAIKU because though it is short, it has a deep meaning. Haiku is also mostly about nature.:) --ellaine bernardino of II-3

leng said...

For me, I like HAIKU because though it is short, it has a deep meaning. Haiku is also mostly about nature.:) --ellaine bernardino of II-3

wanderingnix said...

Renga, for me, is very interesting and tricky as well because it requires a lot of wit from you(since you are kind of competing with someone) and it requires you to be fast and at the same time creative and comprehensive with what you're writing.

-Niqui Mateo, II-1

mikahs said...

Like the others, I found the pantun the most interesting because the first two and the last two lines talk about different topics yet still manage to have something similar. Thus, we are challenged, as readers, to ponder about the relationship between them.

-- Mikah Soliman, II - 4

michelle said...

For me, Haiku is the most interesting form of afro-asian poetry because although it looks short and simple at first, inspite of its simplicity it has a deep meaning behind it.

-michelle guerrero II-3 :)

marielle said...

I got interested in studying the HAIKU 'cause it just amazes me that a 3lined poem can explain a lot of things about life. What's another great thing about it is that the fourth line is hidden and its purpose was for us to mainly REFLECT about certain things in our lives. I like the way it expresses beauty and knowledge thru the simplest things in nature. :) HAIKU'S ARE THE BEEEST. @-) bwaha.
xxx-
COCO MACEREN II-1

imkungfupagda said...

I find the Japanese haiku very intriguing. It is short and only simple words are used, yet the finished product is still very striking. It also has this sort of, enigmatic feel to it. It showcases Japanese aesthetics (a lesson we have taken up), something which teaches us a lot of useful life lessons. The fact that they find such beauty in things that we usually find ordinary, is inspiring enough. I remember when we were talking about haikus during one of our meetings last week. The discussion led to a lot of wonderful insights and views on Japanese poetry and life. Just like what it said in the Little Prince, "what is essential is invisible to the eye."

AHAHAHAHAHA. ANG HABA HABA HABA. Pagbigyan.=)) I just find the said topic really..awesome.:-BD

-Ines Pagda..nganan.;) II-2