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photo friday: climate

A nipping wind!

tearing into the rock,

the voice of water.

                  ~Buson*

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*cited:

Haiku Master Buson

Yuki Sawa

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photo friday: high tech

if seen by day

a firefly

is just a red-necked bug 

               ~Basho

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photo friday: huge

“But why now!”

You will ask, awake

in autumn night.

                                                                      ~ Nishiyama Soin*

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*cited in:

Haiku Before Haiku

Trans:  Steven Carter

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looking upon…

looking upon thy shadow

and be ashamed -

rambling thus

on a cold night! ~ Issa*

street photography 2

*cited in:

The Year of My Life

Trans: Nobuyuki Yuasa

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photo friday: mirror

 

Unknown spring –


Plum blossom


Behind the mirror

                                                             ~Basho*

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*cited in:

http://thegreenleaf.co.uk/hp/basho/00bashohaiku.htm

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photo friday: spacious

green rolling fields

voice of spring

a robin’s song

spacious

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the fall of leaves

has left some autumn

on the lower branches

                                                     ~Shozan*

fall

 

*cited in:

Japanese Death Poems

Yoel Hoffmann

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photo friday: end of summer

Beneath a tree,

autumn wind shows itself

in a single leaf.

                                ~Junkaku*

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*cited:

Haiku before Haiku

Trans: Steven D Carter

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bidden goodbye

Bidding farewell,

Bidden goodbye,

I walked into

The autumn of Kiso.

                                                       ~Nobuyuki Yuasa*

biddengoodbye

*cited:

A Zen Wave

Robert Aitken

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photo friday: on the road

They sowed a whole field,

And only then did I leave

Saigyo’s willow tree. ~Basho*

onetheroad

 

In 1684 Basho set out on a journey that occasioned the first of five narratives that stand as milestones in his career…Of the five travel diaries describing his journeys, the last, Oku no Hosomichi, written in 1689, is not only the best but is considered one of the major texts of classical Japanese literature.*

*source: 

The Narrow Road to Oku

Trans: Donald Keene

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