12/06/2004

Fallen Leaves - Ochiba

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sweeping fallen leaves -
the wind sweeps
faster





sweeping the leaves
with a broom like old Jittoku -
again and again




Here you also find the story of the Broom and Jittoku.
Kanzan and Jittoku 寒山と拾得 
Two Zen Friends (Han Shan and Shi-De)





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Read my Stories about Kurashiki
. Kurashiki Papermachee Dolls .


and Koraku-En, a famous park in Okayama City.
. Koraku-En, an Autumn Walk .

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The famous Zen priest, Ryokan san (Ryookan 良寛), also enjoyed to sweep his temple grounds, as you could see in the picture below.



http://www.kurashiki.co.jp/entsuji/ryokan21-e.htm


The leaves are falling
Just enough to make a fire―
A gift of the wind!


. Ryokan san, 良寛さん .
Ryokan (Ryookan 良寛, 1758-1831)


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Fallen leaves (ochiba) kigo


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4 comments:

bahati community centre said...

Combined with the splendour of the pictures, it glows with the divinity and true spirit of autum; to me who has never experienced autum, it is an experience of this spirit.

. Gabi Greve said...

Dear Friends from the Bahati center, I am glad you can feel something of the glorious autumn in moderate climates.

Please enjoy my Haiku Gallery !
GABI

. Bahati Haiku Club, Kenya .

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Ed Bremson said...

I love your first poem here about the wind sweeping the leaves. Very insightful and well stated. Good work. Ed Bremson

Gabi Greve said...

Hi Ed,

thanks for dropping in.

Apart from writing haiku once in a while, I am also leading a "Wellness Center" (Genki Juku), exploring Asian health teachings.

http://genkijuku.blogspot.com/


I will introduce your TAO pages there, looks quite interesting at first glance !

GABI

http://haikuandhappiness.blogspot.com/

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