awakening

November 5, 2014 § 16 Comments

running stream

cupping

my

palms

in

the

quickening

river-

a sip of peace

~

Clip courtesy anonymous photographer!

a mirage of summer

October 26, 2014 § 12 Comments

 

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Just a photo

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

hunting… this or that

September 11, 2014 § 14 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.

mirror

September 10, 2014 § 25 Comments

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the water must be still

 to see things

 as they are

~

I don’t know who to acknowledge for the image, but ‘thank you’ anyway!

that’s life

September 9, 2014 § 8 Comments

 

clothes moths on sweater

surprise –

fat moths flutter

on my favourite jumper

~

 

 

 

Image courtesy Jeffery Coolidge/Getty Images

vision

September 6, 2014 § 23 Comments

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rowing

 in the morning mist –

he becomes an island

~

Image courtesy Kevin @ Wynnchester Camping and Adventure Ltd

mort

September 5, 2014 § 5 Comments

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first autumn chill:

two dragonflies –

last love affair

~

Image courtesy Andrew Ezhov

october

September 4, 2014 § 8 Comments

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autumn leaves quiver

in the fading light –

a stag roars

~

Image courtesy Dan Kitwood. Taken in Richmond Park, London

cleansed

August 31, 2014 § 13 Comments

 

 

 

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on the beach –

anxiety washed

clean away

~

 

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy David Tunstall

flow

August 27, 2014 § 14 Comments

walk-dam

 summer affair

fading –

as the autumn leaves

~

Image courtesy Earth Rights Walker

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