springing lucent drops symphony of waterfall pearls of her laughter
pearly water drops a cascade of silver chimes vale listens in bliss
The above haiku are in response to Kristjann's prompt about the birthplace of Buson which is surrounded by waterfalls. "Yosa Buson was born in Kema Settsu Province, nowadays known as Kema-cho, Miyakojima Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture. Buson's original family name was Taniguchi. Nature around his birth-place is gorgeous and I think it was a rich source of inspiration for him" with CarpeDiem#1160, BirthPlace of Yosa Buson Image : CarpeDiem
the crimson dawn breaks river blushes glows under sunshine and blue clouds
Haiku is a Japanese verse of 17 syllables or morae which are represented as 5-7-5 .While writing in English, these syllables are presented in 3 lines unlike the original Japanese vertical line presentation.The main theme of haiku is nature represented by the juxtaposition of ideas. Using the 'cutting word'kireji and a 'season word' or kigo,is optional in modern haiku.
This haiku is a double entendre which as the name suggests is open to two interpretations of which, the one is usually risqué.
The best things in life are free with free meaning- of no cost. Also freedom, being carefree, unbridled, free spirited and unchained. Nature bestows free yet priceless gifts, which are strewn around if only one choose to look. Nature nudges the subconscious mind to feel and grasp the free, spontaneous flow of life... ebbing and surging, frozen at times but never still. Changing course, changing sound; in cadence and anacrusis but, lilting and gushing. Daily. Always. Indeed, the best things in life are free.
frozen river breaks with first rays of golden sun a vibrant new song
Haibun is a prosimetrum including a haiku and a prose paragraph as its basic building unit. Both components are juxtaposed to contrast or compliment the imagery, idea or the emotion. The prefatory component generally having the expository qualities and the concluding one is ascribed with the climactic ones. with HaibunMonday and HaikuHorizons Image credits:Here
the memory trove anguish sorrow passion love sandal roses cloves
That assuring smell of boiling milk, the beautiful smell of hennaed hands, the aroma of sliced green chilies on the cutting board, of freshly grounded cinnamon and cardamom for tea... of sandal, of roses, cloves and ginger, of frangipani, rajanigandha, harsingar... of Dettol on grazed knees, of Vicks Vaporub on sore throat and of Boroline in chipped lips. The vermilion of karonde,emerald of pomegranate leaves, saffron of harsingar, fuchsia and amber of the bougainvillea, drooling toddlers, candy pink gums of babies with toothless smiles.... are all Proustian memories. Of a life unblemished and undefiled, of an innocent happy heart which has now befriended melancholia and of dark ingenue …