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6/26/2007

White Flower

  
  



Candle Night キャンドルナイト







candle night -
is the spider looking for
enlightenment ?








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candle night -
the beetles are having
some fun in the dark















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Candle Night, KIGO


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candle night -
is the spider looking for
enlightenment ?



Dear Gabi,
I like this very much, and have a question.
We get drilled into us so much not to use personification and I know you're very experienced in haiku. When do you decide to make an exception (you personally)?


Dear Friend,
I try to avoid personifications and anthropomorphism as much as I can, since I believe haiku should state the objective observance, not the subjective judgement about it. I only use it when the situation really calls for it.


Here is the story to the above haiku.

It is candlenight in Japan.
A few good friends have gathered around the old pond, with the odd frog jumping in once in a while too for good measure.
In the darkness, we enjoy the conversation, then the silence, then talk again.

Plop, another frog. Silence deepens.

A firefly zips by and I tell my friends about this haiku, written a few days ago in some haiku forum after a discussion on the subject

temporary enlightenment -
just a bunch of
fireflies


Everybody chuckles ... yea, yea, the follies of us human beings ...
And silence again in the darkness.

Staring toward the white calla lily, a small spider makes its way toward the innermost flower parts. Slowly, stopping, sensing what ?

Everyone gets focussed on the spider and then another little beetle on the white flower next to it. Candlelight makes this scene especially unworldly. Like under a giant spotlight, all we see now is the spider.

And then someone asks:

Is the spider looking for
enlightenment ?


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So my particular haiku is not really a personification, but a report about a situation during that candlenight.



Anthropomorphism - Pro and Con

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11/07/2009

spider

  
  




03 spider in my garden




pulling out weeds -
I leave some for this
pregnant spider





02 up







06 my friend Eulalia




stretching a leg
for the beauty competition -
my Lady Eulalia



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05 my pregnant spider alive



after the storm -
my pregnant spider
still pregnant





08 colorful patterns END








two days later, after a rather rainy and stormy night,
she is there, hiding in the lavender.



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more
Spiders in my Paradise 。。極楽の蜘蛛



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11/19/2007

spider sunbeams

  
  


aki fukashi 秋深し


01 Spider sunshine



autumn deepens -
my spider still weaves
sunbeams




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I have been observing HIM for quite a few weeks now, hanging in mid-air down from the roof. It must be a HIM, withstanding some rather strong gales and the first frost this morning ...



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Spiders ... (kumo, Japan) Spider web, Cob web. Spinne

Autumn deepens (aki fukashi) Japan.
Basho's famous haiku translations



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4/11/2007

Spider in Blossom

  
  







war in Iraq -
the spider hides
in a cherry blossom






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When I walked toward the cherry tree, the spider must have sensed my shadow and started running to hide. So the photo was first. And the war on Irak is something very much on my mind all the time these days ... it was simply the first thing that came to my mind when seeing the spider run ...

I consicered this version later, but then decided to stick with my first mind flash


war on my mind -
a spider hides
in the cherry blossom



Krieg im Irak -
die Spinne versteckt sich
in einer Kirschblüte



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Comments from H. H.

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More of my Cherry Blossoms

more . SPIDERS in my Paradise !


Peace and War and Haiku


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9/18/2009

spider

  
  





01 spider in dark night





a dark spider
in a dark night ...
flash












02 spider between branches








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Spiders in Paradise 。。極楽の蜘蛛



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7/16/2007

Spiderweb

  
  









after the typhoon -
the spider's web back
in more rain










She had just repaired it in a sunny spell,
when the next downpoor of the rainy season
started streaming down
on her silk threads again ...
more than a meter wide in diameter







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This one is huge, more about one meter in diameter! A large Missus Crab spider is working at it in front of the window of my office.


after the typhoon -
the fragile power
of this spider's web




Typhoon Number Four ...


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August 1

The spider is back in action and dinner is waiting !


  








summer sunset -
look who is here for
dinner tonight












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12/11/2010

WKD - Hoarfrost

  
  



15 red leaves




hoarfrost -
new patterns emerge
on the spider nets




13 spider nets in frost






16 spider net in frost





14 red and white






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hoarfrost, called "white frost" 白霜 in Japanese


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Hoar frost
Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina)
refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat losses into the open skies cause objects to become colder than the surrounding air. A related effect is flood frost which occurs when air cooled by ground-level radiation losses travels downhill to form pockets of very cold air in depressions, valleys, and hollows. Hoar frost can form in these areas even when the air temperature a few feet above ground is well above freezing. Nonetheless the frost itself will be at or below the freezing temperature of water.

Hoar frost may have different names depending on where it forms. For example, air hoar is a deposit of hoar frost on objects above the surface, such as tree branches, plant stems, wires; surface hoar is formed by fernlike ice crystals directly deposited on snow, ice or already frozen surfaces; crevasse hoar consists of crystals that form in glacial crevasses where water vapour can accumulate under calm weather conditions; depth hoar refers to cup shaped, faceted crystals formed within dry snow, beneath the surface.

The name hoar comes from Old English and can be used as an adjective for showing signs of old age in reference to the frost which makes trees and bushes look like elderly white hair. It may also have association with hawthorn when covered in its characteristic white spring blossom.

Surface hoar is a cause of avalanches when it forms on top of snow. Conditions are ideal for the formation of hoarfrost on cold clear nights, with a very light wind that is able to circulate more humidified air around the snow surface. Wind that is too abrupt will destroy the crystals. When buried by subsequent snows they may remain standing for easy identification, or become laid down, but still dangerous because of the weakness of the crystals. In low temperatures surface hoar can also be broken apart and blown across the surface forming yukimarimo.

Hoar frost also occurs around man-made environments such as freezers or industrial cold storage facilities. It occurs in adjacent rooms that are not well insulated against the cold or around entry locations where humidity and moisture will enter and freeze instantly depending on the freezer temperature.
© More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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stars
falling through clouds
hoarfrost


хяруу
late autumn early morning there is a beautiful hoarfrost on grasses and it is disappeared after rising sun.
Hoarfrost and dew is symbol of holiness and clearness for mongolians.

- Shared by Zaya Nergui, Mongolia -
Joys of Japan, 2012


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12/08/2010

little spider

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cleaning the gutters -
a little green spider
runs out of hiding









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9/18/2010

spider and tanada

  
  




19 spider and Tanada whow




autumn deepens -
does the spider know
the big picture ?









06 Tanada valley








Tanada
LOOK at the terraced rice fields of today

. Photo Album : Rice Fields





Flowers ...  a hungry visitor butterfly

LOOK at the flowers and animals by the roadside

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5/07/2008

Pregnant spider

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first bonfire -
a pregnant spider
runs for her life




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Today we opened the season with the first bonfire outside in the fireplace.


The season is just beginning ...

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10/27/2007

dewdrops and spiderwebs

  
  



02 susuki grass



misty morning -
almost forgot to
get the newspaper




03 grass and tree



dewdrops

05 raindrops up




golden rod


06 goldenrod



Spider Net

07 spidernet




08 mist



10 grass



ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo



spider net

12 spidernet susuki


this spider net
hanging in mid air -
just for me ?



13 spidernet up






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kigo for autumn

pampas grass, susuki 芒 (すすき) 薄
[Miscanthus sinensis]

flowering pampas grass, hana susuki 花芒 (はなすすき)


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6/23/2007

Madame Spider

  
  



madame spider ...
mending her torn net
again and again





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I observe her every morning
after each rainy night ...







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蜘蛛婦人 Kumo Fujin


Madame Spinne ...
sie flickt ihr zerrissenes Netz
wieder und wieder


oder


Madame Spinne -
sie flickt ihr Netz
wieder und wieder




くも母さん 何度も何度も巣を直す


kumo ka-san
nando mo nando mo
su o naosu


Tr. Nakamura Sakuo





.. Spiders in my Paradise











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Spiders in my Paradise 。。極楽の蜘蛛


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10/18/2010

spider

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bedtime -
an uninvited spider
sits on the wall



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9/25/2009

autumn sunshine

  
  


trying to catch
all of the sunshine
all at once



01 higanbana









12 higanbana and susuki grass







02 higanbana down the valley




03 sunshine in Ohaga




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08 spider detail








slender fingers
reaching for the sunshine -
wayside treasures


10 autumn flowers








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WKD
Spider Lilies (higanbana)




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9/21/2008

too much work - feather

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too much work ...
this feather hangs
in a spider web







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A spider sewed at night
Without a light
Upon an arc of white.


Check this gem found on the way ...



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. Feather, feathers .



WASHOKU ... MY WORK




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10/27/2007

small life

  
  



04 one bud



in the jungle
down at the bottom -
small life




06 grashoppers



08 grashopper again



ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo



sheltering
so much small life -
graves of the ancestors


03 graves





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Here the photo of the spider lilies provides the KIGO for the composition.



Higanbana, the spider lilies for the ancestors


visiting graves, hakamairi, is another kigo for autumn, related to the O-Bon ceremonies.



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