Wednesday, February 22, 2017
springing lucent drops
symphony of waterfall
pearls of her laughter
pearly water drops
a cascade of silver chimes
vale listens in bliss
The above haiku are in response to Kristjann's prompt about the birthplace of Buson which is surrounded by waterfalls.
"Yosa Buson was born in Kema Settsu Province, nowadays known as Kema-cho, Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. Buson's original family name was Taniguchi. Nature around his birth-place is gorgeous and I think it was a rich source of inspiration for him"
with CarpeDiem#1160, BirthPlace of Yosa Buson
Image : CarpeDiem
the crimson dawn breaks
river blushes glows under
sunshine and blue clouds
Haiku is a Japanese verse of 17 syllables or morae which are represented as 5-7-5 .While writing in English, these syllables are presented in 3 lines unlike the original Japanese vertical line presentation.The main theme of haiku is nature represented by the juxtaposition of ideas. Using the 'cutting word' kireji and a 'season word' or kigo, is optional in modern haiku.
This haiku is a double entendre which as the name suggests is open to two interpretations of which, the one is usually risqué.
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Nature bestows free yet priceless gifts, which are strewn around if only one choose to look. Nature nudges the subconscious mind to feel and grasp the free, spontaneous flow of life... ebbing and surging, frozen at times but never still. Changing course, changing sound; in cadence and anacrusis but, lilting and gushing. Daily. Always.
Indeed, the best things in life are free.
frozen river breaks
with first rays of golden sun
a vibrant new song
Haibun is a prosimetrum including a haiku and a prose paragraph as its basic building unit. Both components are juxtaposed to contrast or compliment the imagery, idea or the emotion. The prefatory component generally having the expository qualities and the concluding one is ascribed with the climactic ones.
with HaibunMonday and HaikuHorizons
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
the memory trove
anguish sorrow passion love
sandal roses cloves
The vermilion of karonde, emerald of pomegranate leaves, saffron of harsingar, fuchsia and amber of the bougainvillea, drooling toddlers, candy pink gums of babies with toothless smiles.... are all Proustian memories.
Of a life unblemished and undefiled, of an innocent happy heart which has now befriended melancholia and of dark ingenue eyes which are now skilled in drawing a diaphanous curtain over their deep feelings.
Frangipani - Plumeria flower Rajnigandha- Tuberose Harsingar - Coral or Night Jasmine Karonde- Cranberries
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