late snow


late spring snow -
the bamboo cracks
in despair

snowclouds over Japan


heavy snow ---
the bamboo bends

next morning - - -
a ray of hope
behind the bamboo

18 rays of hope take two


40 more bent branches END

39 branches down to earth

This snow is very heavy and damaging for the plants.

I hope to be out for photos later, now it is six in the morning
and I hear the sound of breaking branches outside.

The bamboo in the grove hang their heads soooo low !

And more snow in the forecast until tomorrow !

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flickr album said...

how supreme the budda looks
covered with snow sprit!
Ah awesome


flickr album said...

This is gorgeous... what a great shot for poetry!


old pajamas said...


What a moving haiku! Thank you.....old pajamas

Gabi Greve said...

thanks, old pajamas, for your kind words.
Today finally we have sunshine and the thaw begins ... but slowly.

And the big gingko tree in Kamakura has fallen ... what a storm that was !


facebook said...

Gabi-sama, just wrote something with bamboo bent in snow in it yesterday.
Two haiku, one by Buson and easy to find and one I had searched out from Chiyo's zenshu which might be hard to find are pasted below in japanese

蕪村 貧居八詠より


Robin Gill

facebook said...

Wonderful photos. Reminds me of what we just went through.
Merrill Gonzales

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