12/04/2007

sacred tree

  
  




30 famous gingko in full





sacred gingko tree -
a prayer falls
with every leaf





08 it rains gingko leaves






the huge trunk with the sacred rope


15 sacred tree




sacred gingko tree -
how many tears
have you witnessed ?








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As I was standing below this old, huge tree, camera poised upward, there was all of a sudden a strong sweep of wind and all these leaves kept dancing around me, rustling down with a thousand strange voices, each one saying its own prayer ...

a sacred moment and so unexpected



sacred gingko tree-
each leaf rustles a prayer
as it falls




this is maybe a bit too long ?

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Read about my visit to

Temple Tanjo-Ji, Okayama

The Sacred Gingko Tree of Saint Honin !
It is more than 800 years old.




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銀杏散る遠くに風の 音すれば
ichoo chiru tooku ni kaze no oto sureba

scattering gingko leaves
faint sound from the wind
far away


Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 - 1979)



Gingko biloba tree : KIGO Japan



TREES as topic for haiku !


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Aah, but a prayer always rises !
or
Leaves saying prayers?

Faith and prayer, expressed in haiku
.. Join the Discussion !




Read my Haiku Archives 2007


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is soooo lovely ...

thanks ...

from old Europa !

Gabi Greve said...

ah Gabi, this one is perfection!

B.


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What a beautiful picture of all those gingko leaves airborne, Gabi.
I am watching them turn color here too.

L.

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Thanks, my friends ! GABI

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Gabi Greve said...

I have planted two trees they are about two feet high now I know what they will look like some day
thanx gabi san for showing them in full glory

shanna / Hawaii

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It might take a bit until they grow ... grin ...

GABI

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Anonymous said...

Hello, Gabi,

I loved the falling-leaf photo when I viewed your slide show, and I love this haiku. Beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely experience Gabi.

An apt haiku to describe it too. Thank you

Shyam Santhanam
on 06-Dec-2007, 14:36:22
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Anonymous said...

Leaves saying prayers?

Geert Verbeke
on 06-Dec-2007

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Anonymous said...

The experience is perhaps a great sense of hope; even in every falling leaf,the feeling of optimism is heightened in
"each one saying its own prayer"...
This is brilliant and memorable,Gabi!

Keith A. Simmonds on 07-Dec-2007
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Anonymous said...

scots translation:

haly gingko tree -
an incaain faws
wi ilka leaf


John McDonald

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Anonymous said...

A Malayalam Translation ~~~~

divyamaaya gingko vriksham -
oru praarthana utirunnu
oro elayilum

Narayanan Raghunathan

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Anonymous said...

Romanian translation:


gingko sacru -
o rugăciune cade
cu fiecare frunză


Maria Tirenescu

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Ella Wagemakers said...

To anyone experiencing a spiritual moment, anything can be a prayer.

in the courtyard
a peacock's screech ...
what is it praying for?

And now, back to Gabi's gingko leaves... for me, it's the ancient oak of the Druids. There are nine facing my house.

sacred oak
in my heart a prayer
for each fallen leaf

fallen leaves
a prayer for our men
in Afghanistan

parents pray for
a son's safe return
... ancient oak

The deepest and often most silent prayers are for life.

bird of paradise
... the secret prayers
of the rainforest

What a blessed experience you've had, Gabi.

Ella Wagemakers
www.ewchameleon.com

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