Friday, June 15, 2012

Ripple Effect

It the birthday of Kobayashi Issa, one of the masters of the simple but elegant haiku. In his lifetime he wrote more than 20,000 haiku, celebrating the simplicities of life in 17 syllables. Let me try one.


Breezes blow gently
Sun's waking but so slowly
Ripples echo now.

23 comments:

  1. I'm not big on haikus but I like your photograph. Your comment re "Rust Never Sleeps" applies here also. I was wondering if I may steal that someday for one of my post titles (since I live in a land where rust never takes a holiday).

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  2. Good job...on the haiku and the photo!

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  3. He also was one of the main characters in The Usual Suspects movie. ;-)

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  4. Ripples of light
    provide the backdrop
    for this simply seasoned picture.

    Happy Birthday, ki

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  5. I like BOTh your photo and your haiku. We should try adding haikus to all of our posts for a week. I wonder how many takers we'd get?!

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  6. How lovely. So nice to see you have been in Maine all your life. I made a post the other day about Maine. Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  7. B- I checked some haiku of kobayashi issa and interestingly enough, he doesn't always follow the 5-7-5 syllable pattern. I guess if you're a "master" it doesn't matter. Now you've got me all interested in Haiku again. Thank you...that's what I miss about teaching...the way inspiration comes from the students and colleagues!

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  8. You're a poet and don't know it BIrd! :) Oughta try teaching haikus to a crowd of third graders. Lord have mercy.

    V
    ps I'd give your an A!

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  9. A very nice match for your photo - simplicity i beauty in itself.

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  10. Well done for both the haiku and the illustration...

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  11. Work is gone
    Tears on the kitchen table
    Workers despair

    Thought I would try my hand at a haiku for kicks.

    Nice photo.

    -- barbara

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  12. Love the image the haiku evokes . . .

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  13. Reader clicks on Comment.
    Seascape praised for hue and peace:
    Social network tides.

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  14. I love every detail on this foto. Well seen and well done. Great shot, Birdman!

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  15. The ripples make a nice texture in the water!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  16. I do like your haiku. And hope there will be more.

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  17. Neat photo and perfect haiku.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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