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12/27/2009

WKD - Yellow Sand (koosa)

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Yellow sand  黄砂 (こうさ) koosa
from the Gobi desert, blowing over to Japan

kigo for all spring
in Japan


tsuchifuru, bai 霾 (つちふる, ばい) "it is raining earth"
koojin banjoo 黄塵万丈(こうじんばんじょう)
"yellow dust/sand is whirling high up in the sky"
(The translations falling dust / dirt rain seem a bit problematic for these yellow sand storms.)


mookoo kaze 蒙古風(もうこかぜ)Mongolian wind
baiten 霾天(ばいてん)heaven full of yellow sand
baifuu 霾風(ばいふう)wind with yellow sand, sand strom
..... tsuchikaze つちかぜ

yonagumori 霾晦(よなぐもり)"cloudy with earth"
..... tsuchigumori つちぐもり
..... yonabokori よなぼこり

kosa kitaru 胡沙来る(こさきたる)yellow sand coming
kosa aru 胡沙荒る(こさある) yellow sand is wild

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shunjin 春塵 (しゅんじん) spring dust
haru no chiri 春の塵(はるのちり)
harubokori 春埃(はるぼこり)dust in spring (hokori)
sajin arashi 砂じんあらし(さじんあらし)storm of sand
suna-arashi, sunaarashi 砂あらし(すなあらし)
sand storm

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gelber Sand
Phänomen, wenn Löss aus China vom Wind aufgewirbelt und verbreitet wird.




distribution of yellow sand in February 2009


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A dust storm / sand storm is a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


Asian Dust (also yellow dust, yellow sand, yellow wind or China dust storms) is a seasonal meteorological phenomenon which affects much of East Asia sporadically during the springtime months.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

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cherry blossom time -
the yellow sand covers
everything



in 2007

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黄砂 the yellow sand from the Gobi Desert
koosa, hwang sa
in April 2008

Although the mountain cherries are out now, we can hardly see them on the other side of the valley. This year is pretty bad ... in many parts of Japan. Korea is also severely experiencing this phenomenon, with red alert in many cities. And Peking, Mongolia ...


CLICK for more photos
Yellow sand in Peking


the Scourge of the Gobi
Yellow Sand Alert in Korea External LINK

YELLOW SAND MONITOR External LINK

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Today again ... (April 18, 2006)

strong currents brought the yellow sand from the Gobi desert in China.
Yellow sand blows into Japan from deserts in China and Mongolia each spring, sometimes reaching Kyoto and impeding the visibility of things.

Koosa in Kyoto
Yellow Sand in Kyoto

On the other hand,
a Japan-China research team says yellow sand helps cool off the Earth.

The Gobi Desert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobi


yellow sand
drifts in the valley
ear, nose and throat



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Mongolian wind
in late december ...
climate changes


Gabi Greve, December 26, 2009

Strong currents brought it to many parts of Japan and also to my valley.


quote
Yellow sand was observed in wide areas of western Japan on Saturday in a rare winter occurrence of the phenomenon, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. It is the first time since 1993 that yellow sand has been observed in the nation in the month of December. The meteorological phenomenon, which usually occurs in spring, makes the sky hazy and reduces visibility.

Yellow sand was detected in Kagoshima, Miyazaki, Tottori, Hiroshima and other prefectures in western Japan. Visibility at many observation points in the prefectures was over 10 km, but it fell to 7 km in Tottori and 8 km in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. The sand is believed to have been carried from China by westerly winds, the agency said.
source : Japan Today, Dec. 27, 2009


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Ohaga, my Valley and Japan
March 20 / 21 of 2010

STORM 大荒れ


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March 20, 2010 at 10:10 am
A strong weather disturbance in Western China has hit Beijing with a huge sandstorm from the Gobi Desert. While Beijing suffers periodically from sand blown from the nearby desert, this is the most intense sandstorm to hit the capital city in years.

Experts said that affected by Mongolia cyclone, from Tuesday to Wednesday's afternoon, sandstorm covered most areas of northwest China and the northern and western areas of north China, including Beijing, together with five to seven degree strong wind.

An estimated 300 000 Tons of Sand Loaded on Beijing
http://www.nowpublic.com/environment/beijing-hit-sandstorm-gobi-desert


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二荒山墨絵ぼかしに霾れり
Futaara san sumie bokashi ni tsuchi fureri

an ink painting
of Futarasan in all gradations -
it is raining sand


Matsuzaki Tetsunosuke 松崎鉄之介

. Futaara San in Nikkoo .


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. Mongolia Saijiki .


. YELLOW and haiku .


Haboob, sandstorm Arizona, USA

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7/03/2007

grains of sand

  
  








 
beach park -
these grains of sand look
really different











浜遊び 変わるがわるは 砂の粒 






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........................... original version

beach walk -
each grain of sand
looks different


You are of course right in remarking that we can not watch the sand closely whilst walking ... in Japanese, I use "hama asobi", playing at the beach, enjoying the beach, a kigo for summer.

Well, it was a leisure walk, not an exercise one, whilst I was taking lots of photos, bending down, on my knees most of the time. Closely watching the different kinds of grains, different colors and marvelling at the shapes. Their reflection of ths sunshine let them look like little diamonds at times.

Lunch taken whilst sitting in the sand showed us more of these miniature marvels, sticking to the fingers and food too ....


I would need a much better macro lens to capture these individual grains. Maybe next time.

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Of course the plain statement is just a cliche, since we all know that snowflakes and grains of sand are different.

We KNOW in our educated minds ... but how many of us grown-ups have really leisurely bent down to the sand, looked at it for a while and then experienced the difference of the sand grains really personally ?

It is nothing spectacular indeed, just another wheel invented again and again, if the inner child is out there to marvel at things.


.................... A friend remarked this :

.. your first line; it doesn't add much to the poem. if you were to come up with another first line to contrast or compare with the thoughts of lines 2 & 3 ...

Dear friend,
my first line includes the kigo and I do not want to change that. I am not a friend of forced juxtapositions, that do not fit the experience when the haiku was conceived. I do not like to add some kind of first line for the sake of special effects.
I do like the ordinary in haiku, after all, my daily life is quite ordinary, grin ...

By the way, today, after a long period of rain, maybe I paraphrase this (with a BIG smile)

rainy season -
these drops of rain look
really similar



Last night I watched a tea master explaining a bit of his WAY. While the visitor sits there in the small room of two tatami mats (not much bigger that a large cupboard), he holds his hands in his lap so that the thumbs touch lightly and tries to relax. In good time he will quieten down his heart and become aware of the small things around him, the simmering water cattle, the pattern of the tatami mats, the breath of his fellow tea friends ... and somehow the smallness of the room can transform to a large universe in his heart and mind ...
Once the judgemental mind is quiet, you can experience the whole universe in a small tea room ...

just one cup of tea
served the right way
enfolding universes




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scots translation:

daunerin the links -
ilka dottle o saun
leuks unalik


John McDonald

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Gabi, once I wrote:

each grain // thinks it is the sandcastle // the tide rises.

But now, while I'm inspecting each 'contrary' grain, I'll remember your good lines.
_Magyar

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Romanian translation:

plimbare pe plaja
fiecare graunte de nisip
arata altfel

Vasile Moldovan


WHW comments


Thank you all so much for your efforts !

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My Beach Flowers


..... and each HAIKU looks different


. . . . . . . . . . . . . Try this to imporve your concentration:
Observing snow falling
yuki no metsuki 雪の目つき


Tea Ceremony Saijiki 茶道の歳時記 



Read my Haiku Archives 2007


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natsuyama ya yoku kumo kakari yoku haruru

summer mountains -
sometimes in the clouds
sometimes in sunshine

Takahama Kyoshi 高浜 虚子

This is a haiku of extreme objectivity. There is a sense of spaciousness in it. I also like the fact that the observation takes place over a summer-long period of time. I like haiku that include a sense of time passing, if for no other reason than to confound those who cling to the notion that a haiku should only be about an "a-ha 'moment'."

Larry Bole
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/translatinghaiku/message/1847

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a Malayalam translation

venal malakal -
palappozhum meghangalil
palappozhum soorya-prakaashathil


and a Sanskrit translation

greeshma parvathaani-
bahu-vaare megheshu
bahu-vaare soorya-prakaashe

Narayanan Raghunathan, India

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1/01/2008

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Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Yemen

cha no hana 茶の花 (ちゃのはな) tea blossoms Japan

Nettle tree (enoki) Japan

Dinner, dining, eating ... and more worldwide

Shoochuu 焼酎 (しょうちゅう) Shochu, strong distilled liquor, Schnaps


..................................................................... November 2008

Rabbit, hare (usagi), snow rabbit (yukiusagi) Japan
Kaninchen, Hase

Firefly squid (hotaruika, hotaru ika ホタルイカ(蛍烏賊))

Ika ... squid dishes

Fish roe dishes (hararago) Japan

Mamakari ままかり Fish dishes from Okayama

Satsumaimo, satsuma imo 薩摩薯(さつまいも)sweet potatoes

Uni 海胆 (うに) sea urchin and sea urchin roe (uni 雲丹). Seeigel

Kani 蟹料理 CRAB dishes Krabben.

Horse meat, baniku (ばにく/ 馬肉) basashi, sakuranabe

BUTA ... Pig and Pork (buta, ton 豚 ぶた)

Daruma Ramen, raamen ラーメン Chinese noodle soup

Ainu Food アイヌ料理

Tosa no Inakazushi (inaka sushi) 土佐の田舎寿司 sushi from the countryside of Tosa


..................................................................... October 2008

Ogata Korin Memorial Day (koorin ki)

Winter honey ... Yemen

Sunbirds... India

Pillow (makura, kukurimakura) Japan

Lobster Decoration (kazari-ebi, Ise-ebi kazaru ) Japan

Stone fish, bullhead (okoze)Fish. Japan

Leek (naganegi) green onions, scallion, porree Japan

Itokoni いとこ煮 boiled pumpkin with red beans Yamaguchi

Kiritanpo (kiritampo) きりたんぽ skewers of mashed rice. Japan

Inkstone (suzuri) Japan


..................................................................... September 2008

World Heart Day September 28

Night of Power, Lailatul Qadr / Lailat-Ul-Qadr Yemen

Shichirin 七輪 portable cooking stove Japan

Onigiri おにぎり rice balls Japan

Hanbaiki 販売機 vending maschines for food Japan

Praise, flattery (homekotoba, o-joozu) Japan

Eel dishes (unagi) Japan. Some are kigo

Burdock root (gobo, goboo) Japan. Arctium lappa

Sansai 山菜  Mountain vegetables
. . . Including
Hahakogusa 母子草(ははこぐさ) sweet cudweed
Kogomi こごみ kind of fern
Nobiru のびる (野蒜) wild rocambole
Tsukushi 土筆(つくし)horsetail plant
Warabi わらび(蕨) bracken, fern
Zenmai 薇(ぜんまい) Japanese Royal Fern
Mori no Megumi, Bountiful food from the Forest

Momotaro Nabe ... Peach Boy HodgepodgeMomotaro Haiku by Issa

Dumplings of all kinds (dango) Japan. Mitarashi dango

Yaseuma, "thin horse" wheat noodles from Oita

Fast Food Gourmet ... the Japanese Version

Inari Sushi (inarizushi) Japan

Kanro-Ni, kanroni, sweet simmering Japan

Tsukuda-ni, Tsukudani ... simmered in sweet soy sauce Japan

Konchu Ryori, konchuu ryoori Insects as food

Citrus fruits (kankitsu rui) Japan
mikan, ponkan, hassaku, sudachi, daidai, kabosu, iyokan, sudachi, yuzu, oranges and others

Interesting, exciting, entertaining, amusing ... (omoshiro ya) Japan

Hara hachibu ... eating only 80% of your capacity an Okinawan diet

Breakfast (asagohan, asameshi) Japan

Kitchen (daidokoro) Japanese Kitchen

Trout and sweetfish (ayu, masu, iwana and more) and salmon (benimasu) and yamame Japan

Hamaguri, clam shells, venus clams Venusmuscheln

Tsukiji, the big fish market in Tokyo Tsukiji shijoo

SHUN ... Specialities of the Season

Spring Chrysanthemum (shungiku) Japan

Rape flower pickles (nahanazuke)/ nanohana rapeseed flower dishes Japan

Hitashi, Ohitashi ... quickly boiled vegetables Japan

Cod (tara) and various food items Japan

Kogawa Festival, Kogawa Sai Wakayama, Japan

Brazier (jiko) Kenya

Sambosa, samosa Food during the Ramadan. Yemen

Ameyoko Cheap shopping alley, from Ueno to Okachimachi.

Mikan, mandarin orange, tangerine Japan

Senbei, sembei 煎餅 (せんべい) rice crackers, sweet and salty

Godairiki san festival at temple Daigoji Kyoto, Japan

Golden Pavillion, Kinkaku-ji Kyoto, Japan

GHANA SAIJIKI


..................................................................... August 2008

This month and the following months are full of FOOD kigo and topics,
since I am preparing a WASHOKU SAIJIKI.


Loquat fruit (biwa) Japan

Tonburi seeds from the summer cypress Kochia scoparia Akita, Japan

Donburi Bowl of rice with topping

Shiokara ... salty and pungent fermented fish pasteJapan

Jizake, local ricewine brands

Chopping board, cutting board, chopping block (manaita) Japan

SUMMER FOOD of Japan

Nara pickles (narazuke) and other tsukemono pickles. Japan

Myoga Ginger (myooga) Japan
Myoga Ginger Festival.

Spikenard, Japanese spikenard (udo)

Alfonsino fish (kinmedai) Beryx splendens

Higo zuiki 肥後ずいき dried taro root

Shippokuk ryoori 卓袱(しっぽく)料理 Shippoku dishes , shippoku cuisine

Sawachi ryoori 皿鉢料理 Sawachi cuisine, celebration food
katsuo no tataki かつおのたたき chopped katsuo fish


Gameni がめ煮 mixed boiled vegetables and chicken meat

Chinmi, special delicasies

WASHOKU : Regional Japanese Dishes

Egg, eggs (tamago) Japan

Cherry Blossom Time ... Food Kigo

Deafness-curing sake (jirooshu) Japan

Famine in spring (shunkyuu) Famine in Japanese History

Herring roe praparations (kazu no ko tsukuru) Japan

Mirin (sweet sake for cooking) Japan

Miso paste and related kigo Japan

Turban shell as food (tsuboyaki, yakisazae) Japan

Starwort in cooked rice (yomena meshi)Japan

Rice cakes (mochi) for SPRING a KIGO list

Namasu vinegar dressing (namasu) Japan

Mountain pepper (sanshoo, sansho) Japan

Water (mizu) Drinking Water of Japan

Drinks for summer Japan
Including sweet rice wine (amazake), beer, ice shavings with flavor (kakigoori), barley tea (mugicha), strong liquor (shochu) and many more

Soy Sauce, soya sauce Japan

Rice (gohan, meshi) as food. Japan

Flounder, sole (karei) as food. Japan

SUMMER ... preparing Japanese food
Including natto fermented beans, vinegar (su)

Spring pickles (tsukemono)
Including namasu dressing, dengaku, wasabizuke and many more

Tablewear for Couples rice bowls (meotojawan) / chopsitcks (meotobashi)

Food from the sea and the mountains (umi no sachi, yama no sachi)

Kitaoji Rosanjin, a cook and potter

Knife (hoochoo, waboochoo) Japan

Miso paste Japan

WASHOKU ... Japanese Food Saijiki

Naracha Rice Gruel Japan

Yuba, skin of soy milk Japan

Arisoumi coast, Ariso-Umi Japan

Grasshopper (Platyphyllum concavum, Gampsocleis buergeri) Japan

Autumn Food ... ... KIGO list

Winter food ... ... KIGO LIST

Roe, fish roe dishes (sujiko and many others) Japan

Yam potatoe dishes (tororo jiru) Japan

Temple Kokawadera and a Basho stone memorial

Pivot ... its use in waka and haiku

Kamakhya Temple near Guwahati in Assam India.
And other pilgrimages worldwide.

GHANA SAIJIKI


..................................................................... July 2008

Sweat (ase) Japan. Perspiration, transpiration and related kigo

Asakayama ... 安積山 Mountain near Koriyama, Fukushima pref. Matsuo Basho on his way ...

Demon's gate (kimon) ... Japan

Dinner tray (zen), box tray (hako zen) ... Japan

Nishiyama Soin and the Danrin School (Soo-In) 西山宗因, 談林派

Lottery, lottery ticket (takarakuji) Japan

Melon / cool melon / watermelon Yemen

Flood (koozui, aki demizu) .. Japan. Floods, flooding. Worldwide.



..................................................................... June 2008

Karma, the Net of Indra ... Indra Net, Inter Net ... :)

Indian paintbrush (Castilleja) North America

WKD : New England Saijiki

Naked Festivals (Hadaka Matsuri) Japan. LIST

Yui Town Big Drum Festival (O-Taiko Matsuri ) Japan

Urasa Naked Festival at Temple Fukoo-Ji (Urasa no Doo Oshi) Japan

Jazz Music North America

Violett and Purple : MURASAKI in Haiku Lady Murasaki Shikibu

Chameleon, Veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) Yemen

Shrine Tada Jinja ... and Matsuo Basho

Rice gruel (kayu) Japan

Toji, Temple Too-Ji in Kyoto Japan

Independence Day, June 12, 1898Philippines

Swallowtail butterflies (agehachoo) Yemen, Japan

Elm tree (Ulmus) Europa, North America

Kasuga Shrine Festivals (Kasuga matsuri, Wakamiya On Matsuri)

Rhode Island USA

Kuromori Kabuki ... 黒森歌舞伎 (くろもりかぶき ) Yamagata prefecture. Japan

Donzuki Matsuri ... どんづき祭 "Body throwing festival", Niigata, Japan

Hasedera no Tada-oshi ... 長谷寺のただ押し (はせでらのただおし)Hasedera Temple Festival, Sakurai, Nara, Japan

Takewari Matsuri ... 竹割祭 (たけわりまつり) Bamboo splitting festival. Japan

Kashihara matsuri ... 橿原祭 Kashihara Shrine Festival. Japan

Towns of India and haiku India

Dream (yume), First Dream (hatsuyume) Japan

Official, minor official (yakunin, koyakunin) Japan, Edo period

Kato Shuson (1905-1993)

Sand, hot sand (nessa) Japan


..................................................................... May 2008

Family altar, Buddhist family altar (butsudan) Japan

Spikemoss (iwahiba, iwamatsu) Japan. Sellaginella tamariscina

Iris, bearded Iris (Iris albicans) Yemen

Paper clothing, paper robes (kamiko) Japan

White Dew (shiratsuyu) Japan

Lawn, grass, turf (shiba) Japan. ... and related kigo

New Year Arrow (hamaya) Japan

Goto Takatoshi Takatoshi Gotoh

Trillium family of flowers (kinugasa soo) .. Japan. North America

Delhi, Old Delhi, New Delhi. India

Bombay, Mumbai . India

Lucknow . India

Kumano Road (Kumano Kodo Japan

Saga Dawa / Vesak Celebrations Buddhist Communities

Rhododendron (shakunage, sekinan ) Japan

Shimabara no taiyuu no doochuu ...  Shimabara Geisha Procession (Kyoto)
Shimabara taiyuu no doochuu

Miyako Odori .. "Dance of the Capital" in Kyoto

Naniwa Odori ... Naniwa Dance in Osaka

Haru Matsuri .. Spring Festival. General

Azuma Odori .. Azuma Dance, Tokyo Dance

Kamogawa Odori .. Kamogawa Dance in Kyoto
Garden (niwa), Park (teien, tei-en) Japanese Garden, Zen Garden ...

Storehouse, warehouse (kura, dozoo) Japan

Masahide, Mizuta Masahide (1657-1723)

Shushiki (Shuushiki 秋色) (1668-1725)

Hi no Oka Pass (Hi no Oka Tooge) Japan

Sand skiing, dune skiing Yemen

Pinewood Derby North America

Barangay Fiesta Philippines. and The Santacruzan

Haiku Sweets (haika 俳菓) Japan

Ghosts (yookai, bakemono) Japan

Imagination in Haiku ... Theory

San Miguel Beer Philippines

Straw hats (dholas, kofias and hadrami) Yemen

Sunflower (himawari) Japan. Europa. North America

Four Directions (toozai nanboku)East, West, North, South

Dontaku .. Dontaku Festival in Hakata, Japan

Go, a board game, igo 囲碁 (Japan)

Green Week, Greenery Day (midori no shuukan, midori no hi) Japan

Cassia blossoms (Cassia fistula) India. ... amaltaas, bendra lathi, aragvadha and other names

Cockroach (gokiburi, aburamushi) Japan
..... and more summer insects and little animals ...

Turtle, turtoise (kame) Japan

Grains, the five grains (gokoku) Japan

Deutzia blossoms (u no hana, unohana) Japan

Bataan Beach, Bataan Day Philippines

Buddha's Birthday, Flower Festival, Flower Hall (kanbutsu-e, kambutsu-e, shuuni-e, hanamatsuri, hana midoo   Japan. sweet tea (amacha) and more

Utamakura, Place Names in Japanese Poetry "Poetry Pillow Words", makurakotoba

PLACE NAMES used in Haiku Japan and Worldwide


..................................................................... April 2008

Nozawa Boncho 野沢 凡兆 (Nozawa Bonchoo, 1640? - 1714) and his wife Tome, Ukoo 羽紅

Bulbul bird (hiyodori) Japan, Yemen, Kenya and other regions

Grouse, snow grouse, "Thunderbird" (raichoo) Japan

Fish Market Philippines

Airlie Beach Australia

Olympic Games Olympics

Malaysia Haiku

Tourist, sightseer, traveller, visitor ... worldwide

Larks, various types Yemen

Beans in autumn kigo ... the plants also Peanuts plants. Ingen Mame.

Taal Lake Philippines

Tawilis (Sardinella tawilis) Philippines

Peanuts Japan, Philippines

Scilla, Siberian Squill (Scilla Sibirica) Russia, Europe.

Coconuts, Coconut palms Philippines, India

Higashiyama Culture and Haiku

Japanese Culture Week, 2008 Kenya

Ageing ... Kenya

Milkfish (Chanos chanos) also called Bangus. Boneless Bangus. Philippines

Flamingo Yemen

Snack served with tea (cha no ko, o-cha no ko) Japan

Botamochi Rice Cakes (Botamochi) Japan
Botamochi Ceremony

Water dragon, Physignathus lesueurii Australia


..................................................................... March 2008

Herring (nishin) Japan. Koorai Iwashi

Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma, Delonix regia) Two Trees with orange blossoms

Tibet

Migrant fishermen (watari gyofu) Hokkaido, Japan

Irrigation Ceremony (minakuchi matsuri, nawashiro matsuri) Japan

Will-o'-the-wisp (kitsunebi, onibi) Japan

Groundbreaking ceremony (jichinsai, jimatsuri) Japan

Dawn in spring, Spring morning light (shungyoo, haru no akebono)
Spring morning (haru no asa, haru no akatsuki) and others

Holi Festival.. Dol Yatra (the Swing Festival)India. Also introducing Chillum and Bhang.

Jelly strips (tokoroten) Japanese Food

Blind Woman from Echigo (Echigo goze) Japan. Introducing haiku from Echigo

Manzai (New Year's Comic Performance) Japan

Polar bear = ours polaire (ou « ours blanc » ) Canada. Eisbär

Husky = chien de traîneau (ou « husky ») Canada

Kuroda Momoko 黒田杏子 Haiku Poetess

Chichibu Festival (Chichibu Matsuri
Chichibu Night Festival (Chichibu Yomatsuri)

Kobo Daishi Kukai (Kooboo Daishi Kuukai) and Esoteric Buddhism Japan

Neem blossoms, neem tree, magosa (Azadirachta indica) India. And Ugadi Pachadi

Saigyo Hoshi Memorial Day (Saigyoo Ki) Japan. Saigyoo Hooshi

Nightingale singing competition (uguisu awase) Japan.

Arii Shokyu-Ni(1713-1781) "the Nun Shokyu". Nagamatsu Nami, Kohakuan.
Kohakuan Fufuu, Arii Fufuu (1702 - 1762), her husband
Chomu (Choomu) 蝶夢 (1732 - 1796), a Buddhist priest shookyuuni shokyuuni shokyu ni

Kite, black kite, Milan noir (tobi, tombi) Japan. Milvus migrans

Amihan and Habagat Monsoon Philippines

Boomerang Australia

Insects awaken, insects come out, bugs come out, bugs wake up, insects appear again, insects stir (keichitsu) Insects wake up. Japan
..... Frost descends (sookoo)

Matsushima 松島Japan

Leap day, leap year (2008) February 29

Bud of trees, treebuds (ko no me, konome) Japan

Bat (koomori, kawahori) Japan

Stone wall (stonewall) (ishigaki) Japan


..................................................................... February 2008

Wheat and Barley (mugi) and related kigo Japan

Coral Tree Blossoms (Erythrina indica) Tiger's claw, Sunshine Tree. India

Common cold and flu (kaze) coughing, sneezing, God of the Cold. Japan, worldwide

Water tank (As-Saharieg) Yemen

Desert rose (Adenium obesum). Yemen

Utsu no Yama, Mount Utsu, Mt. Utsu near Okabe in Shizuoka, Japan

Three treasures of Haiku and ISSA

Temple Saimyo-Ji and Issa

I, the first person (ware, watakushi, ore) used in haiku Japan

Donald Keene

Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia Family . Yemen, North America

. . . . . Pakistan ... Haiku in Pakistan

Desert, sand desert Yemen

Canna lily Yemen

Dates, ripe dates from the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) Yemen

Eid Al-Kabir, Aid Al Kabir Yemen

Khat, Catha edulis, chewing khat Yemen


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YEMEN SAIJIKI

Jasmine Yemen

Oleander (kyoochikutoo) Japan. Yemen

Rose of Sharon (mukuge) / Hibiscus (bussooge) Japan. Yemen

Toribeno Cemetery in Kyoto Japan

Sumidagawa River Tokyo, Japan

Tao Yuanming To Enmei, Chinese poet 365 - 427 陶淵明

Takeda Butsugai Fusen ... 1795~1867

Kamikaze, Divine Wind Japan

Dalia (daria) Japan, India

Salt (shio) and salted winter food Japan

Issa and the God of Poverty (bimbogami)

Naito Joso (Naito Joosoo 内藤丈草) (1662 - 1704)

Tattoo, Tatoo (irezumi, horimono) Japan

Garlic chives (nira) and its blossoms (nira no hana) Japan

Balls, decorative hand balls (temari) Japan. Ball catching song, ball bouncing song (temari uta)

KAMASU : straw back, tobacco pouch, Pacific sandeel (Ammodytes personatus) Japan

Swan (hakuchoo) Japan

Fatsia japonica blossoms (yatsude no hana) Japan, Japanese Aralia

Iida Ryuta (Iida Ryouta) 1920-2007
Iida Dakotsu, his father (1885 - 1962)

Buddha Dainichi Nyorai Ceremonies and kigo

First Day of the Tiger (Hatsu Tora ) Japan. visit to Kurama Temple in Kyoto on the first day of the tiger: Kurama hatsu tora mairi .. and related kigo

Pongal Spring Festival India. Kolam decorations.

Boma Homesteads Kenya

Juuni Shinshoo 十二神将 Twelve Heavenly Generals, 12 Warrior Generals

Bishamonten, Tamonten (Vaishravana) Japan. Bishamonten Festival, Messenger of Bishamonten

Song, singing (uta) Japan. A list of kigo.

First Poetry Meeting at court(utakai hajime)

Eid Al-kabir on the pilgrimage to Mekka

Lotus Temple Delhi

Issa and O-Take Nyorai お竹如来

... Kamakura, a Haiku Town in Japan

Flamingo Gulf of Aden

Night work (yonabe) Japan

Mallet for good luck (fuku tsuchi) Japan. Mallet for pounding cloth (kinuta)

Fulling block (kinuta) Japan.Pounding cloth. Mallet for beating straw (wara kinuta) and more

Onomatopoetic Words used in Haiku

Boxing Day Australia, New Zealand, UK

Basho and the Ukimido Floating Hall, Lake Biwa

Australian Seasons ...

Seasons Beginning ... Japan, a KIGO list

Long Life Ceremony (enjusai ) Japan

Inahata Teiko (1931 -)
President of the Japan Traditional Haiku Association



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One is happy as a result of one's own efforts--
once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness--
simple tastes, a certain degree of courage,
self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all,
a clear conscience.

George Sand

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9/16/2008

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autumn sunset ...
patterns of my life
in the sky





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autumn sunset ...
patterns of my life
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autumn sunset ...
patterns of my life
in the water



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Shiraishi Sunset September 2008
The Photo Album

From 01 to 70.



Benten Island Album






白石島 遍路 Shiraishi Island Henro Pilgrimage 2006



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7/21/2008

Namib Desert Beetle

  
  


morning dew ...
even the desert
comes alive




Photo : Moongateclimber




There are some deserts close to the oceans where they get humidity almost every early morning, when the moisture from the sea is blown toward the land. Animals and plants have special abilities to get the dew from this phenomenon to survive during the day. I remember one beetle standing upside down, wings spread, to catch the dew and lead it into its tiny mouth ...

Mostly in South America, if memory serves right. And some in the sourthern parts of Africa.
Here is a photo from the Namib desert beetle.




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The Namib Desert beetle dwells in one of the most arid areas with only one and half inch (40 mm) of rain per year, and has developed a unique technique to survive by obtaining water from early morning fogs. It drinks by the means of its own bumpy back surface, which provides for accumulation of water droplets of fifteen to twenty micrometers in diameter.
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Desert, sand desert WKD



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12/17/2007

drying seaweed

  
  



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drying seaweed -
these dancing shadows
on the sand






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drying seaweed -
how many fingers
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Seaweeds in various kigo



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7/18/2007

ZENFROG

  
  





A Collection of Zen Koans and Stories -
From The Compilation 101 Zen Stories


Tuesday, May 8th, 2007...8:33 pm

101 Zen Stories is a 1919 compilation of Zen koans including 19th and early 20th century anecdotes, and Collection of Stone and Sand, written in the 13th century by Japanese Zen master Muju (literally, “non-dweller”). The book is transcribed by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki. Well-known koans in the collection include
A Cup of Tea (1),
The Sound of One Hand (21),
No Water, No Moon (29), and
Everything is Best (31).





The Stone Mind

Hogen, a Chinese Zen teacher, lived alone in a small temple in the country. One day four traveling monks appeared and asked if they might make a fire in his yard to warm themselves.

While they were building the fire, Hogen heard them arguing about subjectivity and objectivity. He joined them and said: “There is a big stone. Do you consider it to be inside or outside your mind?”

One of the monks replied: “From the Buddhist viewpoint everything is an objectification of mind, so I would say that the stone is inside my mind.”

“Your head must feel very heavy,” observed Hogen, “if you are carrying around a stone like that in your mind.”


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© ... The Zen Frog ...



The Zen Frog has been using this stone photo of my collection.

Koya-san, a Buddhist Monastery



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1/11/2007

QUOTES

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Here I collect some quotes,
to be enjoyed with haiku!




My QUOTES with HAIKU from 2008



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Every happening, great and small,
is a parable whereby God speaks to us,
and the art of life is to get the message.


Malcolm Muggeridge


One way to "get the message" is to write haiku !


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I shall open my eyes and ears.
Once every day I shall simply
stare at a tree, a flower, a cloud, or a person.

I shall not then be concerned at all to ask
what they are
but simply be glad
that they are.

I shall joyfully allow them their
"divine, magical, and ecstatic" existence.


Clyde S. Kilby

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simply see
simply be glad
simply write haiku





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Spring passes and one remembers
one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers
one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers
one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers
one's perseverance.


Yoko Ono

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each season passes
and one remembers
one's haiku


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Success or failure, the truth of a life really has little to do with its quality.
The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight.
The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.


Julia Cameron


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paying attention -
tha capacity for delight
the capacity for haiku



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Unless your heart, your soul,
and your whole being are behind every decision you make,
the words from your mouth will be empty,
and each action will be meaningless.

Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.


Kathleen Pedersen


Truth and confidence are the roots of haiku !

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Any fool can make a rule,
and any fool will mind it.


Henry David Thoreau


Aaa, but what about these haiku rules ? grin ...


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Our dependency makes slaves out of us,
especially if this dependency is
a dependency of our self-esteem.


If you need encouragement, praise,
pats on the back from everybody,
then you make everybody your judge.


Fritz Perls


Who is the real judge of your haiku ?


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The self is not something that one finds.
It is something that one creates.


-- Thomas Szasz (1920-)
American Psychiatrist

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With haiku, it is often the other way round for me:


A haiku is not something that one creates.
It is something that one finds.




How about your haiku creation process ?


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Practice rather than preach.
Make of your life an affirmation,
defined by your ideals,
not the negation of others.

Dare to the level of your capability
then go beyond to a higher level.


Alexander Haig


and then, only then, write a haiku ...


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Your thoughts should agree with your words,
and the words should agree with your actions.

In this world people think one thing,
say another thing,
and do something else.

This is horrible.
This is crookedness.


Sivananda
http://www.sivananda.org/



your thoughts should agree
with your words ...
YOUR HAIKU



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The world is blessed most by people who do things,
not by those who merely talk about them.


James Oliver


do it! write a haiku NOW !


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to live like a beautiful summer blossom,
to die like a beautiful autumn moon


Rabindranath Tagore


to work like a beautiful haiku poet


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What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?


Adam Smith (1723-1790)



you guess, a haiku !


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If we learn once again to listen to the gentle voice within,
we will hear it counseling us many times a day to simplify our lives.
When the voices of the world
propose the multiple complexities of modern living,
the gentle voices within will whisper:
Why complicate your life?


Matthew Kelly


less is more -
haiku is more
with less



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There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want;
and, after that, to enjoy it.
Only the wisest of humans achieve the second.


Logan Pearsall Smith

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Life should be enjoyable;
too often we think it's about achievement.
The truth is that making life enjoyable
is an achievement in itself.

unattributed


haiku is not about the achievement,
but about the joy of writing it !


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Simply give others a bit of yourself;
a thoughtful act, a helpful idea,
a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot,
a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion.
You take something out of your mind,
garnished in kindness out of your heart,
and put it into the other person's mind and heart.


Charles H. Burr


give a haiku ...

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If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles,
we can greet the future
and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding
that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.


Hazel Henderson

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I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door--
or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come
no matter how dark the present.


Rabindranath Tagore


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Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself
and know that everything in this life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to use to learn from.


Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross


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True silence really means going deep within yourself
to that place where nothing is happening,
where you transcend time and space.
You go into a brand new dimension of nothingness.

That's where all the power is.
That's your real home.
That's where you really belong,
in deep Silence where there is no good or bad,
no one trying to achieve anything.

Just being, pure being. . . .
Silence is the ultimate reality.


Robert Adams

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that place where nothing is happening
well
haiku is happening


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To be ambitious for wealth,
and yet always expecting to be poor,
to be always doubting your ability to get what you long for,
is like trying to reach east by traveling west. . . .

No matter how hard you work for success,
if your thought is saturated with the fear of failure,
it will kill your efforts,
neutralize your endeavors,
and make success impossible.


Charles Baudouin

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Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII


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Acceptance is observation of life
and suspension of judgment about
whether what is happening is
good or bad, right or wrong.


Ron Smotherman


Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.


Chuang Tzu


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People who soar are those who refuse to sit back,
sigh, and wish things would change.
They neither complain of their lot
nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in.

Rather, they visualize in their minds
that they are not quitters;
they will not allow life’s circumstances
to push them down and hold them under.


Charles Swindoll


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Time is a flowing river.
Happy those who allow themselves
to be carried, unresisting, with the current.
They float through easy days.
They live, unquestioning, in the moment.


Christopher Morley


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An American tourist found himself in India on the day of the pilgrimage to the top of a sacred mountain.

Thousands of people would climb the steep path to the mountaintop. The tourist, who had been jogging and doing vigorous exercise and thought he was in good shape, decided to join in and share the experience.

After twenty minutes, he was out of breath and could hardly climb another step, while women carrying babies, and frail old men with canes, moved easily past him.

"I don't understand it," he said to an Indian companion. "How can these people do it when I can't?"

His friend answered, "It is because you have the typical American habit of seeing everything as a test. You see the mountain as your enemy and you set out to defeat it. So, naturally, the mountain fights back and it is stronger than you are.

We do not see the mountain as an enemy to be conquered. The purpose of our climb is to become one with the mountain and so it lifts us up and carries us along."


Harold Kushner in
When All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough


quoted from
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Accepting things conditionally,
or rather unconditionally?



Acceptance is a letting-go process.
You let go of your wishes
and demands that life can be different.
It's a conscious choice.


Gary Emery


Of course there is no formula for success
except perhaps
an unconditional acceptance of life
and what it brings.


Artur Rubinstein


 
things are the way they are -
my haiku state things
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Because one believes in oneself,
one doesn't try to convince others.
Because one is content with oneself,
one doesn't need others' approval.
Because one accepts oneself,
the whole world accepts him or her.


The Tao Te Ching

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because one writes haiku
for the joy of writing them
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You can tell whether one is clever
by his or her answers.
You can tell whether one is wise
by his or her questions.

Naguib Mahfouz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naguib_Mahfouz


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You can tell whether one is ? ? ?
by reading his or her haiku .


rainy season ...
shall I write a wet haiku
or a dry one ?


rainy season ...
shall I write a clever haiku
or a wise one ?



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Schon das kleinste Kunstwerk,
eine Bleistiftskizze von sechs Strichen
und ein Gedichtvers von vier Zeilen,
versucht frech und blind das Unmögliche,
geht aufs Ganze,
will das Chaos in die Nußschale schöpfen!



Hermann Hesse

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haiku ...
trying to scoop chaos
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Guard well your spare moments.
They are like uncut diamonds.
Discard them and their value will never be known.
Improve them and they will become
the brightest gems in a useful life.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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your spare moments
your treasure moments
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Reduce the complexity of life
by eliminating the needless wants of life,
and the labors of life reduce themselves.


Edwin Way Teale

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reduce the complexity of poetry
by eliminating the needles words of life ..
and the joys of live will double themselves

Haiku with less words ...


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Remember not only to say the right thing
in the right place, but far more difficult still,

to leave unsaid the wrong thing
at the tempting moment.


Benjamin Franklin

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to leave unwritten
this haiku at the wrong moment


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You do not suffer because things are impermanent.
You suffer because things are impermanent
and you think they are permanent.


Thich Nhat Hanh


suffering and happiness,
they are both sides of the same coin ...

a simple haiku <>
how permanent
can it be ?

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To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;

to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly;

to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;

to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never;

in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common--
this is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing


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You can clear the land, plow the field, spread the fertilizer, and plant the corn. But you cannot make it rain. You cannot prevent an early frost.
You cannot determine exactly what will happen in your life.
The rain may or may not fall, but one thing is certain:
you will get a harvest only if you planted something in the field.

It's important to do everything in our power to ensure our success,
but we also need to let the universe take its course.


Melody Beattie


You plant the haiku! Heaven spreads in it the world.


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When you arise in the morning,
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive -

to breathe,
to think,
to enjoy,
to love.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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to write a haiku !


Japanese by Nakamura Sakuo :

目覚めごと 生きる尊さ 思いけり
mezame goto ikiru tootosa omoi keri

every wake up
precious life
thinking of



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To see a world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wildflower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hand
and eternity in an hour.


William Blake



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What is life?

It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.

It is the little shadow
which runs across the grass
and loses itself in the Sunset.



Crowfoot, a leader of the Blackfoot nation


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One of Jesus' favorite visual aids is a child.
Every time the disciples get into head games,
he puts a child in front of them.


— Richard Rohr in Everything Belongs

To Practice This Thought:
Let the little ones be your teachers.

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for haiku too :
Let the little ones be your teachers.


ko ni aku to moosu hito ni wa hana mo nashi

blossoms are wasted
on anyone who's fed up
with children


Basho, trans. Robin D. Gill


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Sabbaths 1999
by Wendell Berry

I dream of a quiet man
who explains nothing and defends
nothing, but only knows
where the rarest wildflowers
are blooming, and who goes,
and finds that he is smiling
not by his own will.



from Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems by Roger Housden

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a quiet man
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Instead of condemning others,
strive to reach inner peace.

Keep silent, refrain from judgement.
This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult and outrage
and will shield your glowing hearts against all evil.


St. Seraphim of Sarov

St. Seraphim (born Prohor Moshnin) was born in 1759 to a merchant family in Kursk. At the age of 10, he became seriously ill. During the course of his illness, he saw the Mother of God in his sleep, who promised to heal him.

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Keep silent, refrain from judgement.
Write haiku, refrain from judgement.



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Your life is always working,
whether you know it or not.
Sometimes it works to bring you what you want,
and sometimes it works to keep you from what you think you want.

Neale Donald Walsch : Tomorrow's God

sometimes it brings you a haiku ...


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I hope its true -
a good word melts
the cold of this March



Hold Your Tongue
A Practice for Winter Harmony



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Reverence the highest,
have patience with the lowest.

Are the stars too distant,
pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet,
and from it learn the all.


Margaret Fuller
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Fuller



pick up the haiku that lies at thy feet


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true words aren't beautiful
beautiful words aren't true
the good aren't eloquent
the eloquent aren't good
the wise aren't learned
the learned aren't wise

the sage accumulates nothing
but the more he does for others
the greater his existence
the more he gives to others
the greater his abundance

the Way of Heaven
is to help without harming
the Way of the sage
is to act without struggling

daodejing #81
translated by Red Pine

http://www.duckdaotsu.org/jan07/ablution.html

(c)2007 lisbethwest
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the way of the haiku poet
is to write without words


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A person who, alone,
has seen something beautiful,
who has heard something harmonious,
who has tasted something delicious,
who has smelt something fragrant,
may have enjoyed it, but not completely.

The complete joy is in
sharing one's joy with others.



Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan
http://www.ruhaniat.org/lineage/HIKBio.php

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sharing joy
through a haiku -
spring sunshine


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The ego is a monkey catapulting through the jungle.
Totally fascinated by the realm of the senses,
it swings from one desire to the next,
one conflict to the next,
one self-centered idea to the next.
If you threaten it, it actually fears for its life.

Let the monkey go.
Let the senses go.
Let desire go.
Let conflicts go.
Let ideas go.
Let the fiction of life and death go.
Just remain in the center, watching.

And then forget that you are there.


huahuching number ten
translated by Brian Walker


(c)2006 - 2007 lisbethwest
http://www.duckdaotsu.org/jan07/positioning.html

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the monkey gone
at least for now ...
a few haiku


.......................... Monkey Haiku
http://indiasaijikiworlkhaiku.blogspot.com/2006/01/monkey.html


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Master Lu's Teachings

............................. The Child Inside

-Let the child live inside you , he is the primordial source of love and happiness.

-And how could I do that? I've asked.

-Clear out your mind from ballast.

-And how could I do that? I insisted.

-Don't think about advantage and loss,
about what is worth to achieve or not.
Be spontaneous just like the sea and the wind.


More of the teachings of Master LU is here
http://www.taopage.org/lu16.html

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the inner child
is at play - AND THEN
haiku arise



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The present is the only moment
that is truly ours,
and we ought to make use of it.

Blais Pascal

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and we ought to make haiku of it


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Even a happy life cannot be
without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning

if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better to take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity
.

Carl Jung


....................... I would just add

and with a haiku

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TAO

Those who wish to embody the Tao should embrace all things.

To embrace all things means first t
hat one holds no anger or resistance
toward any idea or thing,
living or dead,
formed or formless.
Acceptance is the very essence of the Tao.

To embrace all things means also
that one rids oneself
of any concepts of separation: male and female, self
and others, life and death.
Division is contrary to the nature of the Tao.

Foregoing antagonism and separation,
one enters into the harmonious oneness
of all things.

huahuching #3, translated by Brian Walker
http://www.duckdaotsu.org/jan07/sound.html

(c) 2007 lisbethwest

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Anxiety is the rust of life,
destroying its brightness and weakening its power.
A childlike and abiding trust in Providence
is its best preventive and remedy.


Tyron Edwards


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More of "My favorite QUOTES"
to enjoy haiku even more




Spiritual Practise of the Day
from . . Spirituality & Practice.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat



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