Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts
Showing posts with label trees. Show all posts

10/29/2010

red leaves

  
  



G 100 red leaves backlight



autumn leaves -
a new collection
for every year



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G 99 leaves in evening sun




G 99 detail




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70 pointing toward the sky




autumn leaves -
the blue sky filled
with joy



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42 Takitani autumn colors




34 yellow leaf




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23 natural colors



Lady Murasaki
tries on her new robes -
just for me



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17 red autumn leaves














Take a walk with me :

. Autumn colors and sky  



. Autumn 2010
Photo Collection
 




. My LEAF collection
Laeves in all seasons
  





. Clouds playing in the sky
Visit of Nakamura Sakuo san




With Nakamura Sakuo san



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9/26/2010

Abason Village Visit

 




Chiiwa shrine 千磐神社

famous for its huge trees and clear water





06 stone water basin


water clears -
to quench the thirst
of all the demons








Abason, 阿波村, the village of Aba in Northern Okayama, north to Tomada district and bordering to Tottori, with a small pass leading over the mountains to Chizu town.


The shrine Chiiwa Jinja 千磐神社 looked rather forelorn and not in use. The wooden stage for the lion dance was in a very bad shape, certainly not ready to be used for this year's autumn festival.


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. Abason Village 阿波村 my TEXT  



. Abason ... my Photo Album  




. Chizu 智頭 (Tottori)  


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In summer, the demons are out there in the heat :

邪鬼が踏む大和盆地の暑さかな
jaki ga fumu Yamato bonchi no atsusa kana

as if the demons
tread on the Yamado plains -
this heat


Kadokawa Haruki 角川春樹 (1942 - )


This year the summer heat was especially HOT, and it seems all demons had come out to dance in all of Japan. ....

seeing this huge bolder as a natural basin reminded me that the cool water of the River Yoshiigawa will now bring coolness to Okayama as will all the other rivers bring coolness to the other over-heated parts of Japan.



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. Water clears (mizu sumu)  
kigo for all autumn



. INDEX for my haiku trips in Japan  


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10/04/2009

hands in prayer

  
  




07 wishfulfilling jewel





so many hands
folded in so many prayers -
Buddha's jewel





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. Wishfulfilling Jewel (nyoi hooju)
Daruma Museum





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1/09/2009

last cherry leaf

  
  


holding out
in the winter sky -
last cherry leaf













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Prayer Flags



This leaf reminds me that things happen in nature without our "willing" it.
When it is time, it will fall, no sooner, no later.

It is my teacher on the path of life and death.



. Prayer Flags and Haiku  


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Comments from some friends at HH

Nice one, and great image... Do you need 'the', just asking....
Maybe:
holding out
in winter sky
one cherry leaf

or
holding out
in winter sky -
last cherry leaf


Do you think winter will "leaf" it a lone?


GABI answers
as for "in winter sky" or "in the winter sky", my English is not good enough to decide which is better grammar-wise. But for my musical ear in haiku, I prefer the longer version, it reads more smooth to me.
... as for "last" or "one", they are different in meaning to me, and this was the LAST on the tree, so I hang on to shasei.
I let you know when this last one will be gone, it is on my daily walk up to the postbox


Friend D.
holding out
in the winter sky -
last cherry leaf

It reads great to me.... I agree, "last" is a really key word here.
Nice write.


Friend J.
oh, no... here I come to say I prefer line three to include 'the' simply to maintain
a read-aloud rhythm. Gabi, in all its forms, it is a soothing haiku. Simple and lovely.
holding out
in the winter sky -
the last cherry leaf
only an opinion,

Friend L.
Most of the attention has focused on that last line, but I'm going to offer a slightly different possibility for line 2--'against' in place of 'in'. As I see from your photo, the leaf is part of the twig's silhouette and you can say that it's silhouetted against the sky. Also, there's a usage of 'holding out against' something--in this case, once the leaf lets go, it is the winter sky that will replace it. To my ear, an extra beat in line 2 also removes the rhythmic need for 'the' in line 3.
holding out
against the winter sky -
last cherry leaf

... I think the haiku is a delight in any form of your chosing.


last cherry leaf


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This is simply lovely, Gabi san!
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5/04/2008

persimmon leaves

  

  

柿若葉 kaki wakaba



01 persimmon




young persimmon leaves -
the old man tries hard
to regain his strength



02 persimmon up



young persimmon leaves -
the old tree tries hard
to regain its strength




03 persimmon branch










In Memory of my Father


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Young leaves (wakaba, Japan)



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12/11/2007

Treasures

  
  



落葉道 宝の宝庫 なりにけり



06 more leaves




fallen leaves

and among them

fallen treasures






11 empty







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Fallen leaves (ochiba) : KIGO




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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 !




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11/29/2007

suspended leaf

  
  


like this leaf
suspended in mid-air -
namu amida butsu









一枚の落ち葉のごとし南無阿弥陀




南無阿弥陀仏





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南無阿弥陀仏
Namu Amida Butsu, the Amida Prayer



Click on the leaf !

It must have been caught in some spiders net, but as you can see, it is clearly FREE !


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Persimmon Hiroshige

  
  



08 detail of 7




persimmon tree -
Hiroshige hangs
in the branches











11 branches




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. Hiroshige Ki 広重忌 Hiroshige Memorial Day .


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4/20/2007

WKD - Peach blossoms hanamomo

  
  


花桃や







flower peach blossoms -
the old farmer counts them
one by one







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Hanamomo 花桃, is a species grown to enjoy the red flowers. The fruit are rather small and negligible.
My neighbour planted this tree more than 10 years ago and counts the flowers each year ... like counting the years he will soon spend in eternity.

My neighbour is a descentent from the Heike clan, who fled to our moutains many hundred years ago. He still carries the character HEI (pei)  for HEIKE in his name, like most of our neighbours here.
He also planted many Genpei Peach trees, look at some here and read more below.

- - - Spring in my Valley Ohaga, Gabi Greve - - -



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. . . . . . . . . kigo for late spring

flowers of the peach tree, momo no hana
桃の花 もものはな


white peach blossoms, shiramomo 白桃(しらもも)
red peach blossoms, himomo 緋桃(ひもも)

orchard for peach trees, momobatake 桃畑(ももばたけ)
..... toorin 桃林(とうりん)、tooen 桃園(とうえん)

looking at the peach blossoms, momomi 桃見(ももみ)
for cherries, we have HANAMI 花見.

village within peach tree orchards, momo no mura
桃の村(もものむら)
Some in Yamanashi province are really spectacular in their blossom clouds.

Lodging with a view to peach blossoms, momo no yado
桃の宿(もものやど)


Genpei Momo 源平桃(げんぺいもも)
..... "Sun and Moon Peach Blossoms", jitsugetsutoo 日月桃(じつげつとう
A mixed breed with white and pink flowers.

Genpei refers to the warring clans of the Genji and the Heike.
Genpei Feud and the Fireflies in Haiku
Genpei War / Wikipedia



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咲き乱す桃の中より初桜
saki midasu momo no naka yori hatsu-zakura / hatsuzakura

From among the peach-trees
"Blooming everywhere",
The fists cherry blossoms.

Tr. Eri Takase


Written when Basho was about 41 to 51.

The wild mountain cherries 山桜 and Yoshino cherries 吉野桜 at his time bloomed a bit later.
Nowadays we have the early blossoming cherry varieties of Somei-yoshino and others.


Among peach blossoms
Blooming wind, I already see
The year's first cherry blossoms!

Tr. Oseko


With a haiku sweet from Iga Ueno !
source : kikyou0123


MORE - about "first things" by
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .



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深川や桃の中より汐干狩
Fukagawa ya momo no naka yori shiohigari

Fukagawa !
through the peach blossoms
people are gathering shells



. Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 in Fukagawa, Edo .


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商人を吼る犬ありももの花
akindo o hoyuru inu ari momo no hana

at the merchants
there is a dog barking -
plum blossoms


- or in more natural English

there is a dog
barking at the merchants -
plum blossoms

Tr. Gabi Greve


. WKD : Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 in Edo .



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Easter Morning:
the peach tree has
resurrected its blossoms


Larry Bole
Happy Haiku Forum 2010


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