1/10/2005

Trees, my best friends

[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO  TOP . ]
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

。。。Trees, my Best Friends 。。。

We practise a form of Qigong with the trees, jurin kikoo 樹林気功 .
Naturally, viewing special trees in one joy of our traveling experience in Japan. I will try and introduce some of my very dear friends to you.




never be bound
by your roots and twigs -
swirling tree energy



Visiting Koya-San in May 1995. Read more here:
Koya-san in Wakayama



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


The Mandala Tree at the Mandala Temple

Planted by Kobo Daishi himself, but withered by the time we visited in 2001.



enduring time
without a complaint -
teach me, round tree

Read more about it here:

. Takamatsu Daruma Hunting .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::






burning desires
fading with time -
trees in Autumn

They are my daily view at the end of our Mandala Valley.


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::






a loving couple
at the end of the journey -
Hinomisaki

I will write more about this special place later. It is at the end of Western Japan, near Izumo, where the Gods once stood and fished the Japanese islands out of the Ocean.
Meanwhile, read more about happy couples here:

. Loving couples - meoto 夫婦 and takasago 高砂 .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::






.. .. .. .. learning from the plum -
.. .. .. .. never give up
.. .. .. .. spring blossoming

the tree is so crooked and full of greenish moss, so old and fragile during winter
AND YET
come spring
come blossoms



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


treepineprayerflag


prayer flags -
the old pine swayes
unmoved


. Prayer Flags and Haiku


. . . . .


Click on the following haiku to look at the
Dragon Branches

deepening autumn -
Dragon branches reaching
down to mother earth



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


useless tree -
too old to move,
I just sit here


READ
Tao of a useless tree



:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::




. a holy rope
marks the deity -
a thousand living years .


大麻比古神社,大楠木 Kusunoki
Oasahiko Shrine, Naruto, Shikoku


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


My album with more Tree pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabigreve2000/sets/72157600520930196/detail/


Some links about old trees in Japan
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/happyhaiku/message/349

Celtic worship of trees
http://www.controverscial.com/In%20Worship%20of%20Trees.htm

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Bäume sind Heiligtümer.
Wer mit ihnen zu sprechen, wer ihnen zuzuhören weiß, der erfährt die Wahrheit. Sie predigen nicht Lehren und Rezepte, sie predigen, um das Einzelne unbekümmert, das Urgesetz des Lebens ...
Wer gelernt hat, Bäumen zuzuhören, begehrt nicht mehr, ein Baum zu sein. Er begehrt nichts zu sein, als was er ist. Das ist Heimat. Das ist Glück.

Hermann Hesse


Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree.
He wants to be nothing except what he is.
That is home. That is happiness.

Hermann Hesse , 1918

From "Hermann Hesse: Wandering", translated by James Wright

More is here in English
http://ic.ucsb.edu/~ggotts/hesse/works/trees.html


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::




It is a 12' tree troll,
lovingly carved in memory of the artist's father.
source : shared by JS on facebook


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Trees as haiku topics ... ... and kigo with trees


[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO  TOP . ]
[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 

4 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

.
chichi no goto
mata haha no goto
oo natsuki

Like a father
and also like a mother,
the huge summer tree.


Tomiyasu Fusei 富安風生(とみやすふうせい)

(translation by Makoto Ueda)

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Gabi Greve said...

Prayer Flags, a Haiku Topic

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Gabi Greve said...

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


The TREES of Katsuyama
in my neighbourhood



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Gabi Greve said...

とても良い俳句と写真です。
Gabiさんの樹に対する愛情が伝わってきます。
改めて樹木信仰を思い出しました。

sakuo
..................

Thank you, Sakuo san!
GABI
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::