Dec 31, 2009

Haiku: Blue Moon On New Year's Eve

End of year last night
Not only fireworks, but
also a blue moon

Dec 26, 2009

Haiku: After Christmas

What happened last night
stays last night, the Christmas wind
has drifted away

Dec 17, 2009

Haibun: Last Day, Best Day (for Choi Seo Yeon)

Earlier today was our Christmas party and also last day of school for the year. Me, Seo Yeon, and my friend Joshua hang out and had fun today. During that, whilst Joshua was still eating in the classroom, me and Seo Yeon went to various places around the school exchanging stories to stay away from the devious temptation of "Christmas Food". She told me that she was very full but whenever she saw some, she just had to grab it and eat and I also felt the same way. I had so much fun with Seo Yeon today as she was a really great friend. I hope to see her and the rest of my friends next year. I pray they all be safe.

Walking together
This day is like no other
-hearts smile forever

Thank you and Godbless

Dec 12, 2009

Haiku: ニールクリスマス (Near Christmas)

Bright and golden lights
Wrapped around the garden trees
Christmas is coming

Dec 5, 2009

Haiku: (Late Moon)

It came late tonight
The moon must have gotten tired
From chasing the sun

Nov 29, 2009

Haiku: 夕月夜 (Moonlit Evening)

Early evening
I so love
the moonlit sky

Nov 21, 2009

Haibun: 深憂 (Sorrow)

Me, my brother and my cousin hang out again today. We usually have fun hanging out mostly at our home. We make jokes, laugh together, play, tell stories, and share experiences. However, 11/21/2009, after my cousin left, I remembered that he will soon be moving to Canada probably next year. I felt a great hammering on my chest. I will surely miss the good times we had together.

Good times, memories
And the special bond we share
Good times, memories
Why do all good things must end?
-oh, how this song saddens me

Nov 14, 2009

Haiku: 夕風 (Evening Breeze)


Leaves sway
In the evening breeze

Nov 11, 2009

Haiku: Real Leaf

As I took a sip
It brought me to this forest
Real Leaf's divine taste!

Oct 31, 2009

Haibun: 万聖節 (All Hallows' Day)

Today is Banseisetsu, the day of ten thousand saints. It is when families gather to mourn their loved ones. Tonight is when the Gates of Hell opens and spirits run free to once again walk the earth and gaze at heaven.

In my room once more
As the candlelight flickers
Spirits roam outside

Oct 24, 2009

Haiku: 金国 (Golden Land)

Bells sound in the night
Shadows cast by candlelight
in The Golden Land

Oct 16, 2009

Haiku: 日出 (Sunrise)


The Rising Sun
Atop the grass
Morning routine

Oct 10, 2009

Haiku: 夜と灯 (Night and Lamp)

Dark room
Orange lights and music

Oct 7, 2009

Haiku: 秋の月 (Autumn Moon)


Autumn moon
In the night sky
-sound of autumn wind

Oct 5, 2009

Haiku: 三羽の鳥 (Three Birds)

Heaven sheds her tears
Three birds outside my window
I pray they'll be safe

Tanka: 朝鮮 (Korea)

Land of the morning
Great history and beauty
How I remember,
She is like a long lost friend
Whom I truly love and miss

Tanka: 暗夜 Anya (Dark Night)

Rainy and dark night
Light of my paper lantern
Inside my dark room
I just sit alone, with it
Now I know, this is perfect

Oct 4, 2009

Tanka: Tsuchi no Getsu (Earth Month)

The Month of Water
Has cried its last tears last night
Today, Earth Month Starts
Crimson apple in my hand
It's not yet Kurenai

Oct 3, 2009

Haiku: 涙雨 (Crying Rain)

Sitting in darkness
As I listen to the sound
of the crying rain

Haiku: 雨の霞 (Rain Mist)

Rain clouds in the sky
Falling rain on the same road
The mist makes it shine

Senryu: What now?

All around the globe
From the people to their dog
are now on Facebook

Oct 2, 2009

Haiku: Izayoi (Sixteen-day-old Moon)



Above the trees
Sixteen-day-old moon
is now in the sky

Haiku: Kumomaniarawaretatsuki 雲間に現れた月 (Moon Behind Clouds)


Dark sky
The moon watches
-A dark cloud

Haiku: Yuuyake (Sunset Glow)

Orange horizon
The sky, slowly darkening
-Voice of Tomoka

Haibun: Tourou (Lantern)

The rectangular paper lantern of frames made of chopsticks, tape, and cardboard gave off a warm orange dim light which sets the relaxing mood for an evening garden stroll. It was layed on the tallest stone which was rectangular prism in shape, along side with five other stones that were stuck on the garden soil with green green grass. At a foot to the right, were horsetail plants that were illuminated by the warm light of the paper lantern and danced in the gentle evening breeze.

On a rainless night
Light of the paper lantern
On the garden stone

Sep 30, 2009

Haiku: Ryuuseiu (Meteor Shower) ft. Meteor Shower by basilEaf

The still evening sky
Alas, their final hour
The old stars let go

Watching the dark sky
Spectacular lights were seen

Meteor Showers came

Sep 27, 2009

Haiku: Amaya (Night Rain)

The wet garden grass
On a night of Suizuki
It showers once more

Haiku: Kyuu (Old Friend)

Nostalgic, I lie
Like the seasons, you have changed
Now, I must let go

Haiku: Jigoku (Hell)

You desired war
Here I am, in your last words
I drag you to hell

Sep 26, 2009

Haibun: Nichiyoubi no Saihi (Sunday Afternoon)

It is the day of the sun. Today, I went to the temple with my family. It was the fourth hour after the sun has risen. It is silent; the clouds are shining. We take the Tree Road as the route to the temple. During the passage, we pass by another temple that laid in a village, we passed by my family's restaurant which serves food from the Middle Kingdom, we passed by my grandparents' house, and we also passed by this shop on a field. It sells different house plants such as orchids, bushes, bonsai, etc. We finally reached the temple and there were many people. This is rare because there were usually only a few people at this temple every Sunday morning. We enter inside and my family went on the second floor while I went on the third. To my surprise, there was a celebration within the interior of the temple. It was of a child which I do not know. I noticed that there have been additional people who were apart from the people I usually know in the temple.

Inside holy grounds
The people come to gather
-the teachings of God

After our time at the temple, we head to a village where our restaurant went to by means of carts to sell food for the celebration of a religion tomorrow. As we ended our visit, we head to a shopping district where we sometimes spend our time after the temple visit, rather than going down South. It is high noon and the sun seems to cook the earth and I presumed it will rain later on. As we enter the shopping district, we went for lunch. We ate at a sushi restaurant where I ordered Tendon and Ryumaki(what I call Dragon rolls). We were first served miso. I observed the restaurant and saw the tied bamboo sticks with flower designs on the wall. The ceiling of the counter table was designed with black pieces of wood. As I took a sip of my miso, I felt the great serenity that it brings me. This made me notice the lanterns in the ceiling. As I was served Ryumaki and Tendon, I enjoyed them so well that I forcefully finished my Tendon and felt very stuffed.

Sitting on table
I am offered Heaven's food
-I cannot handle

After eating, we head to the supply store where I purchased two paint brushes, red and black ink, and coloured paper for my paint work. Then, we stopped by another shop to buy some cosmetics. Unfortunately, on of my paint brushes were lost. We then proceeded to buy some dessert and went home. As we were heading home, it started to rain just like I presumed. The weather this Rain Month is quite extreme. It was just really hot lately but now the Tree Road is silvery wet. It was a very cold and windy rain. As we enter our village, the bushes and grasses were dripping wet in the strong rain and the road was slippery wet. We finally reached our house which was quite blurred in the rain. Now is the time to relax and just listen to the rain.

Sep 25, 2009

Haiku: Kusa (Grass)

Swaying in the wind
As the evening mist passes
-Green grass of the night

Haibun: Kitaku (Returning Home)

Now, the sun has set and the sky turns indgo. I am now returning home from down South. The capital is now sprinkled with lights.The street lanterns are lit as the shadows of trees and bushes haunt the corners of each street. The elderly gather to visit the temples while the youth gather to have a good time.

Now the sun has set
-The light of the villages
The sky wakes the moon

As I take the long road back home, I pass by an endless procession of yellow lantern lights leading me back home. The evergreen fields that sandwiched the long road have now turned into a field of shadows. The procession of lanterns finally end and the shadow of the night sky begins to shade me. After that, I finally reached my hometown. The streets were lively and bright. There were shops that warmly welcomed their customers. But as I near to my home village, the shops began to mellow as if the time to rest grows near. I stop by a shop to buy some bread as the cool wind smothers the exterior of the shop. I stop by at my grandparents' house for an evening visit and then bid them goodbye. I then head to my home village.

My mellow village
It glistens within the night
Seasons will pass by

I am now in my home village. The shadow of dark bushes lay still amidst the lanterns as the mist haunts the dark streets. I enter my home with the moist green grass and the cat that awaits me. The lanterns were lit and the evening mist blurred the windows. Now, it is time for me to rest.

Haibun: Amagumo (Rain Clouds)

Leaving my grandparents' home, I set on a journey down South. I straight to the road which was covered by trees and a gray sky that awaited. It whispers rain.
As I was travelling, I drew closer down South. I first pass under a blue arch to where the trees danced gently in the cool Rain Month's breeze.
I pass by mellow fields and evergreen plantations of rice and banana trees. There layed silver waters that are stagnant in the bogs that are scattered on the evergreen fields.

World of the ancients
Generations seem to run
Mother Nature stays

The bogs all around the fields seem to look like a mix of both desert and field because of their apricot coloured-waters.
As I near down South, the sky begins to darken. It is as if a thousand souls are longing to be free. Even so, I seem to have passed the dark clouds and moved forward to a lighter sky.
Although I thought so, another dark cloud awaits me ahead.
As soon as I move under it, the clouds began to shed their tears on me.
As I am now down South, the clouds only seem to have drizzled.
Soon after, the sun began to fill me with great warmth and ended the drizzle.

The sun leaves its home
The lonely clouds start to cry
As they fill the void

I stop here at a place down South. I know not how long I will be staying but I have truly enjoyed the good vibes of nature that God has provided me.
As for now, I must continue with my business.

Sep 21, 2009

Haiku: Shinobi


The wind of the moon
Water of the old river
ーA man of Shadows

Haiku: Konoha (Leaf)

Adrift along the stream
The leaf!
It knows not where it is headed!

Haiku: Akatsuki (Dawn)

Watching the night sky
Pondering on thoughts, I see
Darkness has faded

Sep 20, 2009

Haiku: Senran (War)

Dwelling in the night
I merge with the evening stars
My soul sets for war