Friday, September 30, 2005

haiku from Japan (viii)



alone in the gallery
images of the
autumn moon

...

one thousand cranes
in ochre and gold
moondust

Thursday, September 29, 2005

haiku from Japan (vii)



temple entrance
shoes on wooden shelves
row on row

...

minor notes
from the garden pavilion
dark morning

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

haiku from Japan (vi)



under a willow
lashed by slender
leaves

...

three granite slabs
ancient
modern art

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

haiku from Japan (v)



room after room
of silk-edged mats
whisper of sliding screens

...

palace of the
feudal lord
paper walls

Monday, September 26, 2005

haiku from Japan (iv)

tea ceremony
in every movement
balance




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tea ceremony
sweets and then
a bitter sip

Friday, September 23, 2005

haiku from Japan (iii)



Palace grounds
ruffled feathers of a
preening swan

...

Japanese shrine
for war dead
odd man out

Thursday, September 22, 2005

haiku from Japan (ii)

admiring the view
a woman next to me
writes haiku




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colleagues bow
as the day begins
an old man stoops

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

equinox

Photo by Sanjay Pindiyath, c/o morguefile.com

silver button
holding up
the sky

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autumn equinox
a new leaf
turns

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

haiku from Japan (i)

Photo by Daniel T. Yara, c/o morguefile.com

in the distance
vague outline of Fuji
rising in the haze

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orange ball
in the evening sky
land of the rising sun

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Photo by J.H. (Asia), c/o morguefile.com

I will be in Japan,
the land of haiku,
until later this month.

Inspired haiku, I hope,
upon my return....

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

going

Photo by Dawn Turner, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

sagging roof
unvarnished wood
split shingle

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rising sun
shadows in the trees
evaporate

Friday, September 02, 2005

sights/sounds

Photo by Chris (Kyoto, Japan), courtesy of www.morguefile.com

water bugs stride
across the pond
dust mote in my coffee

...

voices of
a dozen birds
one bullfrog croaks

Thursday, September 01, 2005

turn

Photo by Paul Anderson, courtesy of www.morguefile.com

under the
waterfall
mosaic of leaves

...

one fallen
goosefoot maple leaf
yellow on red