12/30/2015

Welcome to my Haiku Gallery 01!

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! WELCOME - WELLCOME - WILLKOMMEN !

I will try to show you my home in Japan
and other interesting things Japanese,
sorted into some common topics.



Entries from 2007 - 2011

. 02 - HAIKU and HAPPINESS - 02 .


. 03 - Gallery Happy Haiku - Photos .


Haiku, senryu, zappai and other forms of free verse.

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Amida Buddha 阿弥陀如来

Anemones ... アネモーネの朝露

ANIMALS in my Haiku life COLLECTION

April 2007 ... Archives

..... Asian Haiku Trevelogue
China, Taiwan, Thailand and more .....

August 2007 ... Archives

Autumn Days 。。。秋の天高し

Autumn Festival 2005 秋祭り、境神社

Autumn, my autumn, ora ga aki 2012


Autumn Flowers 2002 秋の花
..... Autumn Flowers 2005  雨粒と花 Raindrops
..... Autumn 2005

Autumn Leaves 2005 紅葉

Azalea and Shaka つつじとお釈迦様


Badgers / Tanuki in my Garden 2005 狸
..... Tanuki and my cat, Haiku kun


Bamboo - 竹の物語
. . . . - My Bamboo in Snow -

Begging Monk ... Takuhatsu 托鉢

Birds, our Birds 鳥 の話. Our Roof.
. . . O-Tsu the Cat on a hot tin roof

Black Sheep 黒き羊 and black swan

Bonsai 盆栽

Bridges .. 橋


. Buddha Shaka in my Garden .  
- - - - - Buddha's Voice Frog 仏の声の蛙

Buddha's Footprints (Bussokuseki)   仏足石

Buddha in the winter light / February 2009 Tibetan wooden statue


Buds in Winter 冬の命
..... Dry Flowers 冬の命


Camellia / Tsubaki 椿

Carpet Meditations 2007

Cats in Paradise .. O-Tsu and Haiku-Kun お津と俳句くん

Cat and the Mouse .. Fun with my Computer

CHINA 中国の旅
..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: China
..... Autumn Memories Keilin, Guilin 桂林

Cicada Birthday 050725  蝉の誕生 semi セミ

Cold Morning  寒い朝、2006

Cooking a Cat ! 猫と一杯, 2005 夏

Cherry Blossoms <> Sakura .. 桜 桜 桜 2005

Cherry Blossom Lake Saigyo and our Lake 西行法師 2005

Cherry Blossom Road 桜道 2005

Chrysanthemums, Fireworks 花火菊 2005

Clouds in my Valley 谷に雲

Clouds after the Rain Chinese Ink Painting, July 2005 中国の墨絵

Clouds at Lake Tomada 雲と池の早春 2005
.... Small Lake in Autumn colors, Namu Amida Butsu !

Cold coming back 寒戻り 2005年3月

Cold Samui 寒い朝 First time below zero, 2005

Cosmos Flowers  コスモス、秋桜


Mt. Daisen 2005 , Beachflowers and WIND

Death and Last Haiku

Decoration Flowers Takahashi Temples, 0507

Dew Tsuyu 朝露

Dimensions ヂメンシオン

Dragon Branches ... Gnarled trees of Japan


Eclipse, solar eclipse May 21, 2012 金環日食


Fallen Leaves - Ochiba 落ち葉


Fear . . . and quotes to cope

February 2007 ... Archives

First Snow .. 初雪 2005年

First Shrine Visit 2006 Hatsu Mode

First Sunrise 2005 .. 初日の出

FLOWERS in my haiku life !Collection

Frankenfood, frankengrass, franken rice genetically modified problems




. Gallery Happy Haiku - Photos .

GARDEN, my garden in my Haiku life COLLECTION

Ghost Stories お化けの話 :o)

Goldenrod (seitaka awadachisoo)   背高泡立草

Google, googling, googeling ... and the memory

Grains of Sand and a bit on the philosophy of the ordinary !

Grasshopper's Wedding Party .... with visitors

Graves in the Mist 霞に墓


Halloween - ハロウィン

Hayama 葉山 the beach close to Kamakura

Harvest Time

Healing Power 癒しと俳句と祈り

Henro Pilgrims in Shikoku 遍路と無縁仏

HOME, my home in my Haiku life COLLECTION


Illusions with Fish 空想と魚

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: INDIA

Izumo Kaidoo, the old road to Izumo Katsuyama, Tsuboi, In no sho and many more ...


January 2007 ... Archives

JAPAN, my home in my Haiku life COLLECTION

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: JAPAN 1977

Jizoo 地蔵 .. a smiling Stone friend

June 2007 ... Archives
July 2007 ... Archives


... Kamakura, a Haiku Town in Japan 鎌倉と俳句

Kannon, the Bosatsu of Mercy  観音菩薩
.. .. .. Horseheaded Kannon
.. .. .. Kannon in the winter sun, 2006


Karl the Froggie with his family   .. 蛙 ... and his wife Karlina (Hyla japonica)
..... Frog in Buddha's Eye 仏の目にカール君

Karma, the Net of Indra ... grashopper in my teacup

KOAN and Haiku (01) .. 公案と俳句
KOAN and Haiku (02) .. Dreams 夢
KOAN and Haiku (03) .. Original face and Immortality

Koya-san in Wakayama .. Ginko .. Haiku-walk



Lake and Clouds  池と雲

Last Fudo Ceremony 2005 Osame-Fudo  収め不動

Lavender

Leaf, leaves in all seasons

LIFE,
my daily Haiku life
COLLECTION

Lily, My Kannon-Lily 観音ユリ
..... July 2006 : Lily in the Rain 2006年の観音百合
Lily in white - seven days of life

Love . . and mimosa  ミモサと愛情 

LOTUS 蓮、蓮華の花


Magnolia 木蓮 Mokuren

MANDALA .. Just the Beginning 。。曼荼羅

March 2007 ... Archives
May 2007 ... Archives

Medicine Buddha : Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来


.. .. .. .. Mimasaka Haiku
.. .. .. .. From the Province where I live in Japan.
.....  Mimasaka, Postal Town of Doi: My Haiku Walk December 2006
美作市土居宿 , 出雲街道


Moss 石に苔
... Moss at Mt. Mitoku, October 2006

Mother, for my mother

Mountain Gods Yama no kami  山の神

Mountains smiling Yama Warau 山笑う


November 2006


October 2007 ... Archives

Onsen 温泉 Hot SpringHot springs of Japan

Outhouse Joy ..便所の話


Peace, August 6, 2006 Introducing Okamoto Taro 岡本太郎と平和

Philosophy and Haiku

Pine <> Matsu 松の木

Plum Blossoms ... ume ... the Park in Kume

Pottery and Haiku 焼物と俳句


Quietude and the Galactic Ant  静けさと蟻のクシャミ
..... The Sound of Wind, Sound of Clouds (essay) 風の音、雲の音、お茶の音

- - - QUOTES to enjoy with your haiku life !


Rain dripping ..雨もまだ

Rain, Prayer of Rain on my roof 屋根に雨の祈り, September 2006

Rainy Season Tsuyu  梅雨さなかに 満福
..... Rainy Season, Whow ! July 2006 2006年のすごい梅雨

Reflections .. Graves in a mirror 。。田舎の墓

Roses and Rosebuds during all seasons


Sea of Clouds 秋の雲海、2005 Autumn

September 2007 ... Archives

Shelter 仏様にまかせる。。。

Shadows in my haiku
More Shadows in my haiku since 2007

Shintoo Shrine 神道と宮

Shiraishi Island, a Pilgrim's Path 。。。白石島の遍路道、June 2006

Silence 静けさ ... Silence 2005

Simple Daily Happiness 簡単な毎日の幸せ

SKY,
the sky in my Haiku life
COLLECTION


SNOW
..... snowed in December 2005
Snowman Daruma, Yukidaruma .. .. 雪だるま
First Snow 2006
Snow Circle and water basin Feb. 2006
Snow down the Road March 2012
Snowflakes Haiku Collection


Spring 2006 2006年の春

Soaring Mind 鳶の話 Tobi

Spiders in Paradise 。。極楽の蜘蛛

Spotlight, the heavenly spotlight

Spring Weeds 2006, a HAIKU WALK 雑草の春の色
..... Spring, Early in 2007 早春 2007年

Stone Meditation .. Hogen, a Chinese Zen Master
Stone Buddhas .. 石仏
... Amida Buddha
... Arhats in Stone 五百羅漢
... Buddha's Footprints (Bussokuseki) 仏足石
... Buddha's Voice (Shakyamuni)
... Azalea and Shaka (Shakyamuni)
... Lavender leans on Buddha
... Horseheaded Kannon 馬頭観音
... Snow Night Meditation (Shakyamuni)
... Walking with the Gods 神様の散歩道
... STONES,
the stones in my Haiku life
COLLECTION
... STONES and ZEN,
the zen stones in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

Stone Garden 石庭、小堀作

Stone Wall 我が家の石垣


............ SUMMER

Summer Flowers 夏の花々

Summer Iris 杜若

Summer Metamorphosis 夏の変化

Summer Morning 夏の朝、酔仙翁・スイセンノウ

Summer Sky 夏の空


Sunbeam for us all ! 皆のための太陽
..... Sunset in Pink, August 2006


..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: TAIWAN

Tanada .. Terraced Rice Fields in my Area 大垪和の棚田

.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tao, Dao and Haiku 道教と俳句
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Tao of a useless tree  

..... My Asian Haiku Travelogue: THAILAND

Tokei-Ji in Kamakura, January 2006

NEW in 2007: Travelogue through Asia
..... Photos and Haiku from my various trips. China, Taiwan, Thailand

Trees, my best friends .. 巨木
................................ Camphor Tree Kusunoki 楠木 くすのき
................................ Tao of a useless tree  

Trumpet Creeper   凌霄花 のうぜんかずら

Tulips   チューリップの嵐

Typhoon Tokage in Japan October 23, 2004  台風トカゲ

Typhoon Nabi 14 September 2005  台風14号
............................... Green Apples fallen by the typhoon 青林檎
............................... Humans Powerless Katrina 2005
Typhoon 12 - TALAS - September 2011


Universe sparkles .. 宇宙の物語
Unkai 雲海 the sea of clouds in my valley


VALLEY,
my valley in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

Visitors, Guests, Party . . .

Voice of Buddha .. .. Frogs Farting :o) 。。蛙の屁


Water kettles from Nambu ... 南部鉄瓶

Weeds, my Wonderful Weeds

Wild Boars Inoshishi 猪の訪問

Windows Temple Window Shapes お寺の窓の形

Winter 200/06, from December 2005 2005/6年の冬

Winter Wonders ..冬物語

Wisdom 知恵と無知恵

Woodpecker きつつき

Yin and Yang Cats ..陰と陽と猫

Zen Riddles with BEE ..ミツバチと禅
.. .. .. .. .. .. Haiku and Moments
ZEN,
the daily zen in my Haiku life
COLLECTION

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. QUOTES . .. .. .. .. .. to enjoy haiku even more


Hundred Years with Haiku
Translation from Japanese Haikupoets older than 90 years

Introducing Japanese Haiku Poets 

Saijiki for Buddhist Events and other Rituals .. 『俳句仏教歳時記』

Shikoku Summer 2005 Our own Haiku Pilgrimage 四国遍路


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......................... Some of my Haiku Theory


Contents of the Archives

English Spelling and Punctuation

Gijinka, Personification : some thoughts

One Haiku, two Ideas The Basics

Teaching Haiku to Children / also usuful for adults



Haiku Information Board

my KIGO HOTLINE for you !


My Lessons about Haiku

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.. .. .. Health and Happiness

Daruma teaching visceral wisdom

Mead and your Health, Kneipp and Dioskurides
..... ミードと健康の話、デイオスクリデスの有名な薬学集

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。。。。。。。。 Enjoy My Japan and My Haiku !

© 。。Gabi Greve 2004
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/

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Haiku and Happiness ...
Archives 2007 - 2011

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. my QUOTES with HAIKU .

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The Old People would gather words
as they walked a sacred path
across the Earth,
leaving nothing behind
but prayers and offerings.


– Cleone Thunder, NORTHERN ARAPAHOE -



gathering words
one sound at a time -
a haiku life


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Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.


–Tao Te Ching -



free from desire -
you see only
haiku


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Meditation is not meant to help us run away from difficulties.
It is meant to allow positive healing to take place.

To meditate is to learn how to stop
being carried away by our regrets about the past,
our anger or despair in the present,
or our worries about the future.


Thich Nhat Hanh


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People of this world are deluded. They're always longing for something
- always, in a word, seeking.
But the wise wake up. They choose reason over custom.
They fix their minds on the sublime and let their bodies change with the seasons.
All phenomena are empty. They contain nothing worth desiring.
Calamity forever alternates with Prosperity.
To dwell in the three realms is to dwell in a burning house.
To have a body is to suffer.
Does anyone with a body know peace?

Those who understand this detach themselves from all that exists
and stop imagining or seeking anything.
The sutras say, "To seek is to suffer. To seek nothing is bliss."
When you seek nothing, you're on the Path.


Bodhidharma - Daruma San



always looking
for something -
always a haiku

always looking
for nothing -
always haiku




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The real sunrise is in the sky of the heart.
Just as the water jar reflects the sun,
so the entire Universe shines in the heart of the One.
When you are in a train, the whole world appears to pass by.
Similarly,
the whole Universe can be known within the One
[that lives within each heart].


Nityananda



the real sunrise
in the sky of my heart -
a haiku sunrise




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Do not dwell in the past
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind
on the present moment.


Thich Nhat Hanh



concentrate your mind
on the present haiku




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After silence,
that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music.


Aldous Huxley



. . . . . that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible,
is haiku




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"It does not require many words to speak the truth."


Archie Fir Lame Deer, Lakota



it does not require
many words to write -
haiku




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For me, the essence of a medicine man's life is
to be humble,
to have great patience,
to be close to the Earth,
to live as simply as possible,
and
to never stop learning.


Archie Fir Lame Deer, Lakota



sounds like the essence of a haiku poet's life . . .



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We are all flowers in the Great Spirit's garden.
We share a common root, and the root is Mother Earth.
The garden is beautiful
because it has different colors in it,
and those colors
represent different traditions
and cultural backgrounds.


Grandfather David Monongye (Hopi)



different colors
different traditions
different haiku



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Slow down and take the time to really see.
Take a moment to see what is going on
around you right now, right where you are.
You may be missing something wonderful.


J. Michael Thomas



take the time
to really see
this haiku




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Painting is silent poetry,
and (but) poetry is painting that speaks.

Die Malerei ist schweigende Poesie,
aber Poesie ist Malerei, die spricht.


Plutarch



painting a poem
with silent words -
haiku




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Happiness
is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves.
It is not something we see, like a rainbow,
or feel, like the heat of a fire.
Happiness is something we are.


John B. Sheerin



happiness -
something we are
with haiku




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Anything that is given can be at once taken away.
We have to learn never to expect anything,
and when it comes it's no more than a gift on loan.


John McGahern



haiku -
a gift on loan
in time and space




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If we learn to open our hearts,
anyone, including the people who drive us crazy,
can be our teacher.


Pema Chodron



this shrieking bird
drives me crazy -
haiku teacher




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Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habit.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.


Lao Tzu



watch your words - they become haiku !



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The Old Man said,
`you are both ugly and handsome and you must accept your ugliness as well as your handsomeness in order to really accept yourself."


-- Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA


My Grandfather told me one time
that any person who is judgmental to another is also judgmental to themselves.
If we want to be free of being judgmental,
we need to first work on how judgmental we are to ourselves.
If we quit judging ourselves and start accepting ourselves as we are,
we will start accepting others as they are.
Then we will experience a level of new freedom.


by White Bison



my haiku -
both ugly and handsome
and then some




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Do not anticipate trouble or worry
about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.


Benjamin Franklin



keep in the sunlight -
find a haiku
right there



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We spend most of our time and energy
in a kind of horizontal thinking.
We move along the surface of things
going from one quick base to another,
often with a frenzy that wears us out.

We collect data, things, people, ideas,
"profound experiences,"
never penetrating any of them. . . .

But there are other times.
There are times when we stop.
We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory.
We listen
and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.


James Carroll


a pile of leaves -
a new world begins
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If you want to stand out,
don't be different,
be outstanding.


Meredith West


if you want to write good haiku
don't try to be different,
be outstanding




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In the measurement world,
you set a goal and strive for it.
In the universe of possibility,
you set the context and let life unfold.


Benjamin and Rosamund Zander


in the world of haiku
you disappear
and let the seasons unfold




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When one is prey to one's emotions,
one is not one's own master.

Baruch Spinoza


In that case better not write a haiku
until you are the master of your emotions
and can leave them behind to observe nature.



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The older I grow,
the more I listen to people
who don't talk much.

Germain G. Glidden


The older I grow,
the more I listen to people
who write haiku.



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So I prayed, but I had to pray from my heart.
All of my concentration and thoughts
went from my head to my heart.
All of my senses
- hearing, smell, taste, and feeling -
were connected to my heart.


Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA


The heart is the gateway to the Unseen World, to the Spirit World.
It takes real concentration to do this.
To connect to our own heart is also a mental state.
It starts in the head and transitions to the heart.
This mental state is our inner stillness.
Be still and know.
This place of the heart is very joyous and peaceful.
It is this place that we become one with God, our Creator.

Elder's Meditation of the Day - September 29


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inner stillness -
then write haiku
from the heart




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Real development
is not leaving things behind,
as on a road,
but drawing life from them,
as from a root.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton


drawing life
from the roots of haiku -
ora ga haru


Ora ga haru, My Spring, by Issa


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The man who lies to himself
is the quickest to take offense
to the opinions of others.


Fydodor Dostoyevsky



This reminds me of the many "haiku wars"
about opinions on HOW TO !



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Listen to all the teachers in the woods.
Watch the trees, the animals, and all living things -
you'll learn more from them than from books.


Joe Coyhis, STOCKBRIDGE-MUNSEE


and then
write a haiku about what you learned !


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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields
has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message
that you understand,
rejoice, for your soul is alive.


Eleonora Duse



rejoice, for you can write a haiku !


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You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one.
Each day is a different one,
each day brings a miracle of its own.
It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle.


Paulo Coelho


. . . . and then, write a haiku about it !





each day
has a different color !
trust in NOW



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Anyone who keeps the ability
to see beauty
never grows old.


Franz Kafka


Anyone who keeps the ability
to write haiku
never grows old.





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You see things as they are;
and you say "Why?"

But I dream things
that never were;
and I say "Why not?"


George Bernard Shaw




why not haiku ?


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What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues
have not yet been discovered.


Ralph Waldo Emerson



what is a haiku?
a poem whose virtues
are yet to be discovered
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or maybe are already discovered ?


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Look at everything
as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then
your time on earth will be filled
with glory.


Betty Smith


my first haiku
my last haiku
my haiku now



source : forum.santabanta.com


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Nature tops the list
of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers.
The mere sound of moving water
has been shown to lower blood pressure.


Patch Adams



- the sound of water
- the healing sound of moving water
- the sound of haiku


Natural Healing Properties of Tranquil Flowing Water


at amazon.com


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Let us be of good cheer,
remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear
are those which never happen.


James Russell Lowell



a haiku never experienced
a haiku never written
and yet - a haiku


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Some people
are making such thorough preparation
for rainy days

that they aren't enjoying
today's sunshine.


William Feather


today's rain
today's sunshine
today's haiku


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Life begins as a quest of the child
to become a man or woman and
ends as a journey by the man or woman
to rediscover the child.


Laurens van der Post


to rediscover the child
discover haiku

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Use what talents you possess;
the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang
except
those that sang best.


Henry Van Dyke




use
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write your haiku


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Life is a great and wondrous mystery,
and the only thing we know that we have for sure
is what is right here right now.
Don't miss it.


Leo Buscaglia

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia Ph.D.

(31 March 1924 – 12 June 1998)
also known as "Dr Love," was an author and motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.
... Buscaglia worked actively to overcome social and mental barriers that inhibited the expression of love between people, from family to acquaintances to people with disabilities, the institutionalized, and elderly, to complete strangers, often making his own forwardness on the subject a topic of self-deprecating humor.
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Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present.
Most of us spend fifty-nine minutes an hour living in the past,
with regret for lost joys or shame for things badly done
(both utterly useless and weakening)
or
in a future which we either long for or dread. . . .
There is only one minute in which you are alive,
this minute, here and now.
The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
Which is exactly what it is —
a miracle and unrepeatable.


Storm Jameson

Margaret Storm Jameson
(8 January 1891 – 30 September 1986)
was an English writer, known for her 45 novels, and criticism.
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Every thing or living being that exists in this world,
be it trees, flowers, birds,
grasses, rocks, soil of the earth,
or human beings,
has its unique manner of existence -
its essence, its spirit that makes it what it is.
That is what is meant by connectedness.


-- Larry P. Aitken, CHIPPEWA

Scientists are finally realizing what the Elders have taught for thousands of years - everything is connected. Because everything is interconnected, whatever you do to any one thing, you do to everything. If you poison any part of the earth, the poison eventually affects everything else.
If you poison the plants, the birds will eat the plants, which poisons the birds. The birds are eaten by humans which poisons the humans. The humans will have babies who could be deformed because the plants were poisoned. We must learn to live in harmony with the earth. We must learn to think good things.

Every good thought is felt by everything, which causes everything to be happy.




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One does not need to fast for days
and meditate for hours at a time
to experience the sense of sublime mystery
which constantly envelops us.

All one need do is to notice intelligently,
if even for a brief moment,
a blossoming tree,
a forest flooded with autumn colors,
an infant smiling.


Simon Greenberg



to notice intelligently
to notice more intelligently
to notice a haiku


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Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing,
taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes,
and having fun.


- Mary Lou Cook -


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inventing, experimenting, growing,
taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes,
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If we could see the miracle
of a single flower clearly,
our whole life would change.


the Buddha


The moment one gives close attention
to anything, even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.


Henry Miller



a single flower
a blade of grass -
a haiku day


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“What day is it,?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.



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We must learn that we cannot be loved by all people.
That is the ideal.
In the world of people, it is not often found.
We can be the finest plum in the world,
ripe, juicy, sweet, succulent and offer ourselves to all.

But we must remember
that there will be people who do not like plums.


source : /www.livinglifefully.com



he likes me
he likes me not -
pickled plums




. friends on facebook .


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There are days
when you don't have a song in your heart.
Sing anyway.


Emory Austin


There are days
when you don't have a haiku in your heart.
Find a haiku anyway.



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grasping at a thought
grasping at nothing
— winter gloves

Kent Dorsey


there're days
when you don't find haiku in your heart
I'll read one for you ...

Hideo Suzuki



there are days
when it's cold in the kitchen
I rise to find haiku

Geoff Sanderson


Shared by friends on Facebook
Joys of Japan


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The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you
to enter the house of his wisdom
but rather leads you to threshhold of your mind.


Kalil Gibran



at the threshhold
of my mind I find
- haiku



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The opposite of a fact is a falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth
may very well be another profound truth.


Niels Bohr

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observing nature -
the profound truth
of haiku



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1/01/2015

Nenga 2015

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11/02/2014

my Buddha life

  
  







getting older -
half of my Buddha
still in the light








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10/31/2014

haiku halloween


  
 







who cares
about halloween ? ???
kotatsu time




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maneki neko having fun



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squirrel'o lantern




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halloween at Disneyland Tokyo


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halloween bento






halloween visitors



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halloween mandala -
we all hang in there
together








just peekin'








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. Halloween, Hallowe’en ハロウィーン / ハロウィン .
and Haiku


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7/06/2014

ame no zanmai

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雨の日に 雨の音との 三昧よ


my meditation
on a rainy day
listen to the rain




Typhoon Nr.8 is approaching Western Japan
and we are already blessed with rain -
now for four more days to come.








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Typhoon Nr. 08 台風8号
NEOGURI(ノグリー)

7月4日09時に台風第08号が発生しました。

. Typhoon season 2014 - 台風情報 .


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5/24/2014

my symphony

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To live content with small means;
to seek elegance rather than luxury,
and refinement rather than fashion;
to be worthy, not respectable,
and wealthy, not rich;
to study hard, think quietly,
talk gently, act frankly;

to listen to stars and birds,
to babes and sages, with open heart;
to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely,
await occasions, hurry never;
in a word to let the spiritual,
unbidden and unconscious,
grow up through the common --

this is to be my symphony.





William Henry Channing

(May 25, 1810 – December 23, 1884)
was an American Unitarian clergyman, writer and philosopher.
born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Channing took active part in the early years of the woman’s rights movement.
In 1857, Channing succeeded James Martineau as minister of the Hope Street Unitarian Chapel, Liverpool, England.
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to listen
to stars and birds -
nature writes haiku



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5/15/2014

anger

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"Whenever the energy of anger comes up,
we often want to express it to punish the person whom we believe to be the source of our suffering.
This is the habit energy in us.
When we suffer, we always blame the other person for having made us suffer.
We do not realize that anger is, first of all, our business.

We are primarily responsible for our anger, but we believe very naively that if we can say something or do something to punish the other person, we will suffer less.
This kind of belief should be uprooted.
Because whatever you do or say in a state of anger will only cause more damage in the relationship.
Instead, we should try not to do anything or say anything when we are angry."


Thích Nhat Hạnh



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3/21/2014

snow equinox

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spring for the world -
a snowstorm blankets
my valley



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Northern Japan hit by unseasonal weather
A powerful low-pressure system has brought wintry weather to wide areas of northern Japan.
Weather officials forecast that snow will continue to fall from Friday through Saturday as the depression heads northeast along the Pacific coast. They are advising caution against heavy snow and blizzard conditions.

Within the past 24 hours, about 60 centimeters of snow has fallen in northern Tohoku.
Gusting winds up to 90 kilometers per hour were registered on the northern main island of Hokkaido.
The low-pressure system is likely to develop further when it reaches waters east of Hokkaido overnight.

It will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the area early Saturday morning.
The maximum wind velocity could reach 125 kilometers per hour while 40 centimeters of snow is forecast on the northern and eastern coasts.

Tohoku Electric Power Company says some 10,000 households in the northern prefectures of Miyagi and Iwate were without power as of 11 AM on Friday, due to the heavy snow.

Mar. 21, 2014 - NHK news


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3/06/2014

late snow

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- - - - - -  March 6, 2014


late snow
covers the valley -
cats in kotatsu



snow and sunshine
on the same branch -
this old crow




Another cold spell moving in !


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