A full moon!
In the Sacred Fountain Garden
a fish is dancing
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Haiku Master Buson
Yuki Sawa & Edith Shiffert
image initially posted in November, 2013
Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/80s 50 mm ISO 400
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Paula’s to join this photo challenge.
Reblogged image initially posted on October 18, 2017
It is more important
To see the simplicity
To realize one’s true nature
To cast off selfishness
And temper desire.
The Tao-te Ching By Lao-tzu
a gift from a predawn rainfall…
water drops on the top of a well-waxed automobile…
submitted in response to Robyn’s
challenge Seeing Differently
initially posted in October, 2016
Nostalgia To glimpse old abandoned barns that dot county roads often awaken memories of a childhood filled with the freedom to roam from dawn to dusk without a morsel of worry.
Initially posted in October 2016
it falls without wind–
a single leaf.
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Pete Rosos’ challenge or “to dig a new creative well and have fun while doing it” visit The Daily Post.
Haiku before Haiku
Initially posted in October, 2014
to be elsewhere…
…and for other
initially posted on 9/23/2016
“I’ve waited for you
for a long time” – for your song,
~Issa* my mountain cuckoo
This week, show us a photo of whatever you’d like, but make sure it’s saturated. It can be black and white, a single color, a few hues, or a complete rainbow riot; just make sure it’s rich and powerful. Let’s turn the comments into an instant mood-booster!
WordPress’ weekly photo challenge to view additional images created specifically for the concept of saturated
Initially posted on September 27, 2013
The Spring of my Life
Trans: Sam Hamill
In all things, the Way does not want to be obstructed, for if there is obstruction, there is choking; if the choking does not cease, there is disorder, and disorder harms the life of all creatures ~Chuang-Tzu*
When I chisel a wheel, if the blows of the mallet are too gentle, the chisel slides and won’t take hold. But if they’re too hard, it bites in and won’t budge. Not too gentle, not too hard–you can get it in your hand and feel it in your mind. You can’t put it into words, and yet, there’s a knack to it somehow. I can’t teach it to my son, and he can’t learn it from me. ~Wheelwright P’ien*
Tao of Photography Seeing Beyond Seeing
Philippe L. Gross & S.I. Shapiro
initially posted on September 21, 2013
Hum…let’s go with:
Estival, relating to or typical of summer
How cool it is!
In summer, beneath trees
as if in flower.
~Takayama Sōzei (cited: SD Carter,
Haiku Before Haiku)
The four calendar-based seasons (with their adjectives) are generally recognized: “spring” (“vernal”), “summer” (“
estival“), “autumn” (“autumnal”) and “winter” (“hibernal”)
Paula is back! This Thursday’s
Pick a Word challenge: estival, cuisine, rift, instructive, span.
merging lines with light and shadow
the eye that is penetrating sees clearly,
the ear that is penetrating hears clearly,
the nose that is penetrating distinguishes odors,
the mouth that is penetrating distinguishes flavors,
the mind that is penetrating has understanding,
and the understanding that is penetrating has virtue. ~
initially posted in August, 2012