4/26/2006

Shadows

  




six dots -
a shadow racing
under water








he walks on water -
his shadow creates
wobbles







ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo



quiet pond -
mountain and forest merge
without ripples











Look at more photos from this tour to Yonago Flower Park




Water strider, water boatman, amenbo .. アメンボ、水馬 ... KIGO



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To the Daruma Museum Index

To the Worldkigo Database

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7 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Dear Gabi san

We call that insect the "water boatman" or "water strider". I think the name in Japanese is "amenbo".

But Yosa Buson's haiku it is "mizusumashi":


刀禰川や只一ッの水馬

tone-gawa ya tatta hitotsu no mizusumashi

Tone River--
only one solitary
water strider


link:
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/common_wa
ter_strider.htm


Great poems and pics!

ai... chibi

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherrypoetryclub/message/27300

Thanks a lot, Chibi san, for the Buson haiku too!
Gabi
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sakuo said...

amenbou or mizusumasi.
あめんぼう、水澄まし。
Those are beautiful word.
I am not sure about Kanji of them.

sakuo.

Bill said...

someone's trash
by a quiet pond . . .
quiet pond

. Gabi Greve said...

Water Strider, a KIGO in the Database

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Ella Wagemakers said...

frog pond
from behind my window
I hear nothing

... but it's just too cold for a stroll these days.

:>) Ella

Gabi Greve said...

Thanks for visiting, Ella san!
Frogs are just barely coming out of hibernation ... keeping my cats busy !
GABI

anonymous said...

Patrick J. Vaz wrote

shifting shadows dance
across the afternoon lawn:
breezes in the trees
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http://reverberatehills.blogspot.jp/2010/11/haiku-2010318.html