weekly photo challenge: let there be light!

A full moon!

In the Sacred Fountain Garden

a fish is dancing

                   ~Buson*

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Haiku Master Buson

Yuki Sawa & Edith Shiffert

weekly photo challenge: layers

I raise the mirror of my life

Up to my face: sixty years.

With a s wing I smash the reflection–

The world as usual

All in its place.

                                      ~ Taigen Sofu*

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Japanese Death Poems

complied by Yod Hoffmann

weekly photo challenge: eerie

for the cuckoo I wait

here in the capital beneath the vain skies of hoping ~Buson*

waiting....Toronto airport
waiting….Toronto airport

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The Classic Tradition of Haiku

Ed: Faubion Bowers

weekly photo challenge: horizon

Every life is a point of view directed upon the universe. Strictly speaking, what one life sees no other can. Every individual, . . . is an organ, for which there can be no substitute, constructed for the apprehension of truth . . . Without the development, the perpetual change and the inexhaustible series of adventures which constitute life, the universe, or absolutely valid truth, would remain unknown . . . Reality happens to be like a landscape, possessed of an infinite number of perspectives, all equally veracious and authentic. The sole false perspective is that which claims to be the only one there is. ~José Ortega y Gasset

horizon

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weekly photo challenge: the hue of you

if some great idea takes hold of us from outside, we must understand that it takes hold of us only because something in us responds to it, and goes out to meet it. ~C. G. Jung

the hue of you

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weekly photo challenge: saturated

“I’ve waited for you

for a long time” – for your song,

my mountain cuckoo   ~Issa*

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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!

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The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill

weekly photo challenge: inside

Between the slats

of the window

a tiny hand held out

to feel spring rain ~ Torai*

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Since it has now been three days of gray skies, drizzling rain, and no wind, inside is an appropriate description of life within Wyoming.  While the focus is upon the rain drop, inside the image is a not quite ripe plum.

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The Year of My Life

Trans: Nobuyuki Yuasa

weekly photo challenge: an unusual POV

only a memory

our neighbor’s tasty rice cakes

at our gate as before ~Issa*

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The Spring of my Life

Trans: Sam Hamill