I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my twenty-five years of teaching - that schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers do care and do work very hard, the institution is psychopathic - it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to different cell where he must memorize that man and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.
In 1989 the three major haiku societies in Japan joined to form the Haiku International Association, a new umbrella organization, to interact with haiku organizations abroad. Within ten years, links had been forged with groups in fourteen countries.  In June 1990 the HIA sent an enormous contingent, some eighty poets, to participate in its inaugural event, the Japan-Germany Grand Haiku Conference, in Bad Homburg, Germany. The HIA has organized a number of activities in Japan (which typically have attracted hundreds or thousands of Japanese and a handful of foreigners) such as the First International Contemporary Symposium on Haiku in Tokyo in 1999. In October 1995 an HIA delegation traveled to the United States for Haiku Chicago, the first-ever meeting between representatives of all three Japanese organizations and the Haiku Society of America. The affair was arranged on the American side by haiku poets Lee Gurga in Illinois and Kristen Deming in Tokyo, chaired jointly by HSA President Bruce Ross and HIA delegation head and president of the Aki (Autumn) haiku group Ishihara Yatsuka, and conducted in English and Japanese. A reciprocal visit to Japan, the Second International HIA/HSA Joint Conference, took place in Tokyo on April 1920, 1997.
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It includes commentary essays on aspects of Abdilatif Abdalla�s work and life, through inter-weaving perspectives on poetry and politics, language and history; with contributions by East African writers and scholars of Swahili literature, including Ngugi wa Thiong�o, Said Khamis, Ken Walibora, Ahmed Rajab, Mohamed Bakari, and Sheikh Abdilahi Nassir, among others.
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The following is a brief statement of the views advocated: (i) Philo and Josephus, under the influence of Greek models and desiring to show that Hebrew was not inferior to pagan literature, taught that Hebrew poetry had meter, but they make no attempt to show what kind of meter this poetry possesses. (ii) Calmet, Lowth, and Carpzov held that though in the poetry of the Hebrew Bible as originally written and read there must have been metrical rules which the authors were conscious of following, yet, through the corruption of the text and our ignorance of the sounds and accentuation of primitive Hebrew, it is now impossible to ascertain what these metrical rules were. (iii) In their scheme of Hebrew meter Bickell and Merx reckon syllables as is done in classical poetry, and they adopt the Syriac law of accentuation, placing the tone on the penultimate. These writers make drastic changes in the text in order to bolster up their theories. (iv) The dominant and by far the least objectionable theory is that advocated by Ley, Briggs, Duhm, Buhl, Grimme, Sievers, Rothstein and most modern scholars, that in Hebrew prosody the accented syllables were alone counted. If this principle is applied to Job, it will be found that most of the Biblical verses are distichs having two stichs, each with three main accents. See, for an illustration, Job 12:16: : “Strength and effectual working belong to (literally, 'are with') him, he that errs and he that causes to err”. Man's rhythmical instincts are quite sufficient to account for this phenomenon without assuming that the poet had in mind an objective standard. Those who adopt this last view and apply it rigidly make numerous textual changes. For an examination of the metrical systems of Hubert Grimme, who takes account of quantity as well as accent, and of Eduard Sievers who, though no Hebrew scholar, came to the conclusion after examining small parts of the Hebrew Bible that Hebrew poetry is normally anapaestic, see W.H. Cobb, , 152ff, 169ff. Herder, De Wette, Hupfeld, Keil, Nowack, Budde, Doller, and Toy reject all the systems of Hebrew meter hitherto proposed, though Budde has a leaning toward Ley's system.
Research Paper on Poetry. Essays, Term Papers on William Blake
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