Gone down, I thought–

’til the moon emerged  again

between clouds

                          ~ Shua*

 photochallengebetween2

Visit The Daily Press @WordPress.Com to participate and/or view additional images submitted for this week’s photo challenge: between

*cited:

Haiku Before Haiku

Steven D Carter

weeklyphotochallengeletters

A writing stand,


paper, the moon…


riches

Sue

Riches — in Sue’s mind because set up to write poems. —

Aha, but will you catch the fishes (words) or not? — says Chiyo.

This imagery of fishes standing for words, especially fishes (words) that will not be caught (found) occurs in Buddhist literature and in Chinese poetry*

———

Visit The Daily Post to view additional images submitted for this week’s photo challenge:  letters.

*cited:
http://www.ahapoetry.com/twamth1.htm

With Liquid Voice Unendingly 
by Kago-no Chiyo-ni and Sue Jo.
Translated by Lenore Mayhew and William McNaughton in Modern Haiku, XIV:2, 1983.

No One to Rescue Words

weeklyphotochallengeabandoned …

 Specters and poets

share the same grief:

thousands of old books

gnawed by sighing worms

call out to us,

yet we have no power

to rescue fallen words.

History’s chronicles,

the ancients’ verses

weeklyphotochallengeabandoned (1)drift off the page

into oblivion,

a slimy trail

where I once heard

the breath of life.

                                 ~Chen Yinke*

For additional images submitted for this week’s photo challenge: abandoned, visit The Daily Post at wordpress.com.

 cited:

Ancestral intelligence

Vera Schwarcz

even an old man
has New Year’s eyes…
cherry blossoms

                             ~Issa*

wordpresschallengetreasure
“The Virgin of the Rocks” Leonardo de Vinci, 1452-1519

Within the mind is a storehouse of memories that entered our psyche through the windows of our senses.  The treaures received through the gift of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell…these are what I have come to cherish as yearnings for possessions fade from desire.  What I yearn for now is to live a life filled with the creation of memories to visit and revisit again.

Visit WordPress.com to view additional images submitted for this week’s photo challenge: treasure.

 *http://haikuguy.com

 

the wonder of

flowers opening

and birds singing:

prayers!

ka ya hiraki / nori toku tori no / kirabiyaka ~Gozan (1695-1733)*

oneshottwoways (1)

oneshottwoways

Visit WordPress for additional images submitted for this week’s photo challenge: one shot, two ways.

*This haikai trickery, a palindrome, reads the same forward and backward in kana (the Japanese alphabet)

 source: The Classic Tradition of haiku

Ed: Faubion Bowers