Arco (TN)

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rough Seas - October 2, 2014


Today I'm writing the first post for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai's second anniversary .. to celebrate Chèvrefeuille will take us back in time to earlier prompts that were posted throughout these two years.  An here I would like to say, congratulations on a great successful blog and may it be with us for many many years to come!

We begin with Basho, this prompt was first published on October 19th 2012:

 


the rough sea
flowing toward Sado Isle
the River of Heaven

© Basho (1644-1694)

Sado was an isle for banishment.
And we have a second haiku to inspire us as well ... Yozakura, who also writes about Sado which was where exiles were sent.

an outcast I am
day dreaming along the seashore;
Sado Isle beckons
© Yozakura

So I feel that the rough seas we are reading about here are not necessarily the physical rough seas, but turmoil in an emotional sense, and rough seas are in fact a metaphor.  In the first haiku, between the troubles of life and serenity ... in the second the personal desperation of living as an outcast.

 
 storm and wind
rough seas beat my home shores
- church bells toll
rough seas
river of clouds on the rocks
- a lonely path


© G.s.k. '14

16 comments:

  1. These are great, Georgia -- but imo the imagery in the second is amazing. And what a photo to go with it :)

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    1. Thanks! An old photo actually but I liked it a lot.

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  2. Dear Georgia, thank you for your congratulations and warm words sprinkled on me. I am proud to be your host at CDHK and I am really glad and grateful that Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is still alive and kicking . These two haiku are really beautiful and it feels great to see how you have caught the essences of the haiku I gave, the nature-rough sea and the inner rough sea ... Thank you for sharing these and thank you for being a haiku-family member.

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    1. Happy to be part of the haiku-family ... and I'm happy that I caught the meaning of the haiku you gave. The world wouldn't be the same I thik now, if there were no CDHK and this is a lovely way to celebrate the anniversary of your blog. Hugs.

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  3. Rough seas work themselves out. Nicely Georgia!

    Hank

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    1. They usually do .. no storm lasts forever, thank heavens.

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  4. Tolling church bells are a perfect metaphor for rough seas--and vice versa.

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  5. How scary the rough seas can be!! Nicely written.

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    1. Ah yes ... I can only imagine. In the end, we're not alone, most of us have known those lonely paths.

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  7. yes stormy seas can be symbolic. The stormy sea was always where I went to think...

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    1. I used to like to walk in the fog ... didn't have a story sea nearby ;-)

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  8. Lovely series, Georgia...it is a lonely path during storms and high winds.

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    1. I've know a couple over the years. But as I said to Moonie, I preferred to walk in the fog ... the silence is soothing.

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

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