3/30/2005

Late Spring Lake

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.. .. .. Tomada Lake in Okayama
March 2005








quiet spring day -
the lake a mirror
but aaaa, the clouds !







.. .. .. .. .. Changing to







.. .. .. .. .. Changing closer to








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friedlicher Fruehlingstag -
der See ein Spiegel
aber sieh! die Wolken



春しずか 池は鏡が 雲はなんと。。。









© Gabi Greve, March 2005

More Haiku about Clouds

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quiet spring day -
the lake a mirror
but aaaa, the clouds !

Some of my German haiku friends think this is a very simple description of nature and does not leave much way for the imaginagion or inspiration.

Naruhodo!

Putting myself in my German mode, I am inclined to agree!

Putting myself into my Japanese mode, of course, things are different.

the lake like a mirror, the heart pure and undisturbed, the mind clear and free...

the clouds, the clutter in the mind, the worries in the heart

the mirror reflecting all things while not being changed by them

and so on and so on in the ZEN lore...


.......... so much more symbolism in the Japnese mode ...

I was writing about my cluttered state of mind, and nature happened just to show that on this very day.
So it is SHAJITSU 写実 the scetching of nature, in both ways, the inner and the outer world being at the same level at that very moment!

Internal Shasei ...

Crosscultural mis-understanding, maybe ?


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7 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Truly beautiful.
That's photography?
It looks like sumi-e.
L.

It is indeed like living in the Chinese watercolor paintings up here in our mountains !

Thanks for looking, L. san
Gabi
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sakuo said...

とても雰囲気のある俳句と写真ですね。
少し私の句にしてみました。

春しずか
鏡の池に
あれ雲が

sakuo

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Gabi san -- thanks for letting us us be there too!

Isabelle.

Anonymous said...

gabi,
these are some of the most beautiful photos i've ever seen. you must live in paradise!
nice haiku too.

B.
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Origa said...

Dear Gabi san, these photos are breathtaking!!! What a splendid beauty your place is! Thank you so much for sharing it with me -- I feel like I received a gift! :-)

Origa

. Gabi Greve said...

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Kannon and the Moon Mirror

By Gabi Greve

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Kei Grieg Toyomasu said...

Murakami Kijo (1865-1938)


First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.