10/20/2005

Autumn 2005

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listening
to an incense stick <>
autumn draws deeper

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if you wonder why I use LISTEN, this is not a mistake or vanguard approach, but a straight translation from the Japanese, where we LISTEN TO INCENSE, koo o kiku !

The smell of incense can be very subtle and faint, so the act of concentrated smelling it is called "listening to incense" (monkoo, bunkoo 聞香)in Japanese.

Read it all here in my article about incense:
http://www.amie.or.jp/daruma/Senkootate.html

and more about incense as a non-seasonal topic in our database
http://indiasaijikiworlkhaiku.blogspot.com/2005/09/incense.html


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先行きの見えぬ暮らしや秋深し



living
in uncertain times -
my autumn deepens


October 25, 2005



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> autumn deepens -
> memories fade into
> misty clouds

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> autumn deepens -
> the crows chatter muffled
> by thick fog


October 2005

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WHC World Kigo Database

My Daruma Museum ABC Index

4 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

living
in uncertain times <>
my autumn deepens

I feel the sentiments in your haiku Gabi.
The last line is very evocative.

C.
whc workshop

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Anonymous said...

yes, i too agree...
a very evocative, well crafted haiku.

R.W.

whc workshop, Wed Oct 26, 2005

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. Gabi Greve said...

Aki fukaki tonari wa nani o suru hito zo

Autumn deepens
what does he do
my neighbor next door


By Basho


the Haiku roots in Toho`s chinese poetry.

Basho Haiku is deeper

Etsuko Yanagibori

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherrypoetryclub/message/25347

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Thank you so much, Etsuko, for the Basho haiku!

Gabi

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. Gabi Greve said...

living
in uncertain times <>
my autumn deepens

sakiyuki no mienu kurashi ya
aki fukashi

先行きの見えぬ暮らしや秋深し

Tr. by Nakamura Sakuo

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Thank you, Sakuo san, for your translation!

Gabi

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