Sunday, December 29, 2013

Haiku: The bamboo forest


This photo of Arashiyama is courtesy of TripAdvisor
 Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama, Japan




gentle sway of breeze
brush of bamboo leaves - music
strings the night in gold


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above lantern lights
moon sparkles like diamond,
beating steadfast heart

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my mother tells me:
grow upright like a bamboo
& nourish your sons


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39 comments:

  1. such a beautiful take on the prompt and is very calming and splendid!!

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  2. well written haiku Grace you handle the form perfectly...

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  3. Delicate yet strong like bamboo ... lovely haiku, Grace. Wishing you a wonderful New Year :)

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  4. wonderful haiku...wish you a happy new year :)

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  5. I love haikus and love bamboo always reminder me Pandas:)

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  6. Haiku and bamboo is a perfect combination... The second one worked especially well for me.. Happy New Year :-)

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  7. oh nice... i love the growing upright and how the wind in the bamboo leaves plays their own kind of music....

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  8. Each haiku holds an image both delicate and strong.

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  9. Beautiful vivid imagery. I love the similie of what bamboos stand for.

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  10. Can bend yet stay strong, way to be

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  11. Very beautiful... Happy to be here after a long time..

    RS

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  12. lovely set! Bamboo - a special plant - inspiring and supporting much.

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  13. Absolutely beautiful, especially the closing one. Love the bamboo forest photo too!

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  14. lovely haikus. The first one is especially exquisitely done.

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  15. I like all three! Favorite is the second with the words sparkling like diamond.

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  16. I love the delicate music of the breeze in the bamboos that you evoke in your first haiku. Beautiful series, Grace! Happy New a Year!

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  17. These are such a beautiful trio. They are standalone perfect, but pack a real punch when together. Wishing you a delight-filled 2014!

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  18. So Beautiful Grace, I love the first one in particular

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  19. Very beautiful. I feel a peace with in it.

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  20. The second haiku is exquisite. Beautiful writing.

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  21. Music, light and the strength of woman...these balance together gracefully. Thank you for writing!

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  22. That last one is perfect. It's so right on.

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  23. As a mother to all boys, I love the last one!
    Happy New Year!

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  24. I've never seen a mature bamboo forest. I think I'd like to now having read this!

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  25. Bamboo tall and thin
    Leaves let both rain and shade in
    habitat within.


    I forgot how much I like haiku--thanks Grace. Bamboo is a cool plant for any moderate climate. Shelter, food. o2 eaters.

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  26. ah the bamboo does make some sweet music as it rustles against each other....your mother is wise as well....

    happy monday

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  27. wow ..its beautiful......happy new year

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  28. Bamboo is hollow inside, perfect for feeding and nourishing ... lovely poem ... Happy New Year ... Always, cat.

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  29. a beautiful set ... may you have a great new year :-)

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  30. lovely words and images...Happy New Year!

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  31. Lovely haiku's ...

    Wishing you a happy new year...
    1ManView

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  32. "...music strings the night in gold..." a feeling both of lightness, possibility and affirmation. Happy new Year Grace!

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  33. They are all beautiful but the first one is my favorite. The line, "...music strings the night in gold..." brings such incredible images to my mind.

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