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