South Padre Island

South Padre Island

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

cherry blossoms

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #79 Looking Back In Time ... "Sparkling Stars"

Sakura in Chèvrefeuille backyard
hana chirite shizuka ni narinu hito-gokoro
the blossoms have fallen:
our minds are now
tranquil
© Koyu-Ni (Tr. R.H. Blyth)

[...] Koyu-Ni died in 1782, her family name was Matsumato. She is one of the more prominent woman poets of the Edo period. She learned haiku from Songi the First. [...]
I (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) love to share a translation of my own for this haiku:
tranquility -
finally I have found peace,
blossoms have fallen
© Koyu-Ni (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)
fragile cherry blossoms
cover the backyard of the mansion
tears rolling down my cheeks


© Chèvrefeuille


Keukenhof, 3/26/2016

blossoms falter
anxious sails turn in the breeze
petals swept away

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


13 comments:

  1. A very nicely painted scene, with tension in it..the anxious sails add overtones and bring nature and civilisation together in ways that ripple your image. Well done.

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments, Hamish.

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  2. Hari OM
    Flickering fearsomeness within! YAM xx

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    1. Blessings, Yam. Thank you! Travel photos. janice xx

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  3. Very good! I enjoyed the contrasting effects!

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  4. How was your visit to The Netherlands? What a wonderful haiku you share here with us ... I like that "gif" of the Keukenhof!

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    1. We had a wonderful time in your beautiful homeland. So very interesting and fun!

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  5. Beautiful contrast here, Janice.

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