waking in his bed

May 19, 2016 § Leave a comment

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waking in his bed –

a closed window

butterfly flutter

~

image courtesy j a eastin

still watching…

October 10, 2015 § 4 Comments

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trapped in the empty web

a faded butterfly wing –

can it still see…

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Image courtesy gardendelightsarts blog

flight

March 26, 2015 § 2 Comments

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on my windowsill

the

wing

of

a

butterfly –

warm spring rain

~

 

 

Image courtesy Anne Maundrell

faded peacock

February 18, 2015 § 8 Comments

a_butterfly_alights_on_a_wooden_window_sill_canvas-r4d1cfd16f9fe474386f9c7224a07fe95_a99jn_8byvr_512bright cold february…

butterfly stirs –

a sudden flutter at the window pane

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Image courtesy Anne Karurinen

being

December 15, 2014 § 9 Comments

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sleeping butterfly…

does

it

know

how

beautiful

it

is

~

Image courtesy Aiyana Jenipher

hunting… this or that

September 11, 2014 § 12 Comments

 

butterfly soars –

 a lost soul

 looking

~

This was the image I first chose to accompany the haiku :

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But the meaning implicit in the scroll was quite different from what I intended…

which is this:

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Two cats, two butterflies (or is one a moth?), two very similar images. The only real difference is that in the first the cats eyes are open; in the other they are closed.

What a difference it makes to the interpretation of the poem. Who is the lost soul? I love the way haiku encourage me to think outside the box…

 

First image: hanging scroll courtesy Museum Fine Arts, Boston. Late 19th century. Mori Kansai

Second image: Japanese silk panels courtesy Naga Antiques. Artist unknown.

being

July 13, 2014 § 5 Comments

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does the butterfly care

it has only one summer –

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Image courtesy wiki commons

 

 

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