By Noriko Takeda
In its overseas and cross-cultural evolution, the modernist stream introduced the main striking achievements within the poetry style. via their fragmented mode through semantic scrambling, the modernist poems search to embrace an indestructible cohesion of language and artwork. so that it will elucidate the importance of that «essential» shape in capitalistic instances, A Flowering note applies C. S. Peirce’s semiotic thought to the imperative works of 3 modern writers: Stéphane Mallarmé’s past due sonnets, T. S. Eliot’s 4 Quartets, and the japanese prefeminist poet, Yosano Akiko’s Tangled Hair.
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The poet-speaker catches a flash of Japanese subtle beauty, called “Iki”: Slipping From these two feet of silk gauze Along my kimono sleeve, The firefly, swept away On the blue wind of evening. (G-S, 33) Like the indefatigable, active speaker-creator, even inanimate objects move by themselves, as if “endowed with life” (Fujii 74): a harp makes sound without a player, or a rainbow shows its intended destination. Space promotes a mythical relationship by which an angel directly communicates with the speaker.
The full-grown impressive ideogram for “love,” , is transcendentally unseen, thereby allowing equality among the words in this entire work for everyone. As a mother-to-be (she ultimately bore 12 children), Yosano Akiko brought completeness to poetry through the appropriation of a word as self-universe. The subconscious conveyance is from her profoundest body, guided by the echo of her partner’s forceful teachings about the creative self. Before everything, coloring the cosmic sea of sky, she restored the old peaceful sea of femininity for the assimilation of otherness.
Weaving the modern self’s victory and destiny, Yosano Akiko’s avantgardist work decided the direction of Japanese modern poetry as “picturesque-ness,” a sanctification of the actualized material world, or everyday reality, superimposing visibility on audibility. By the dominant stimulation of presence in the flamboyant sunlight, Yosano Akiko assimilated romanticism, or idealism, with realism. This qualified the author as “a leading tanka poet” (Keene 24), throwing the influential light equally on the Naturalist Tanka: Beloved Buddha Among the new leaves of these trees, More and more I feel the friendliness Of your face.
A Flowering Word: The Modernist Expression in Stéphane Mallarmé, T. S. Eliot, and Yosano Akiko (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures, Volume 67) by Noriko Takeda