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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Amanogawa - The Milky Way . October 18, 2014






September 2013 - That's the date we go back to for today's Carpe Diem Haiku Kai anniversary celebration. 

For today's episode Chèvrefeuille found a few haiku written by  both classical and non-classical haiku-poets with The Milky Way as theme.

Basho (a very well known haiku):

ura umi ya sado ni yokotau ama no gawa

Turbulent the sea—
across to Sado stretches
the Milky Way


© Basho
Or this one by Jim Kacian:

beneath the Milky Way an evening soft with moths


And  a haiku by Seisensui (a contemporary and disciple of Shiki):

the Milky Way too
has become intense
we said and parted

© Seisensui 
http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/28/02/280281e0-ef6d-4a61-a296-3443eae3ff32/joelefevre-prowinner-milkyway-wilderness-forever-sep.jpg__1072x720_q85_crop.jpg
Photo of the Day: Milky Way Over Second Beach | Smithsonian
limpid sky tonight
but for the Milky Way
- stardust
 one last summer walk
along the beach at mid-night
near the Milky Way

©G.s.k. '14

13 comments:

  1. Oh, what a GORGEOUS photo -- and wonderful haiku to match. How I'd love to take a walk under a gorgeous sky like that .... sigh.....

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    1. I wrote the poems first and realized I had nothing to illustrate them ... my camera doesn't do stars (sigh) so I Googles and came across this great contest on the Smithonian Mag ... beautiful work ... stuff to make you sigh about (as you can see) . :-)

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  2. To be walking the milky way in that last haiku... glorious

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    1. Thanks ... it would be so great ... like walking the light fantastic.

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  3. I can imagine the delights of that walk along the beach at night!

    Beggar Tips His Bowl

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  4. Hard to know to look up or down with the reflection in the water.
    Just too cool. Walking on the stars...
    Kind of like walking through the dust mites of a sun beam... only our arm movements could not disturb the heavens.

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  5. lovely, cara, I imagine walking along a path lit with stars to heaven

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  6. I really like the "nearness" of the Milky Way in your poem. Stars usually seem so far away but here it feels close to home, which ultimately it is, of course.

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harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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