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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ghost Writer - Kanshicho - November 19, 2014




Gnarled Willow


without leaves
the Japanese willow
- gnarled

deshabillé
basking in the autumn sun
gnarled geisha

(c) G.s.k. '14


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This is what Chèvrefeuille says about Kanshicho Kanshi:

Kan -> means: perception, expression
Shi -> means extravagance, pride, poetry
Cho -> means frivolity, number, butterfly
Kanshi -> means Chinese poetry

As I place those meanings together than Kanshicho means:
A poem in the Chinese way that expresses the extravagance and pride of the poet with the frivolity of the flight of a butterfly.

11 comments:

  1. It is a gnarled geisha, isn't it?
    Very nice :)

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    1. When the Japanese willows lose their leaves .. they do look rather gnarled ... so they're like graceful geisha in the spring .. and gnarled in the winter.

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  2. Gosh! I can't imagine anything more grotesque than a gnarled geisha! ;)

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    1. Ah ... but even the geisha grows old :-)

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  3. I do love the spirit you give the gnarled willow - a sadness lingers.
    Lovely shots

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  4. A wonderful effect you create here by placing the two "gnarled" figures together, so simply, without wasting time on explanations - there's a poignancy but also a nobility about it. I think this is my favourite post I've read of yours.

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

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