Friday, January 22, 2016

Stone Buddha

Done for Carpe Diem Special #193 Revise That Haiku ... a trip along memory lane

On this episode, we were challenge to revise or re-write a piece of Shiki (1867-1902) , one of the five masters of the haiku art:

Stone Buddha
his shoulder pad of snow
lightening in sunrise

(c) Adjei Agyei-Baah, Jan 22, 2016

Inspired by:

the snow has melted
on one shoulder
of the Great Buddha

(c) Shiki (1867-1902)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clearing Snow

Done for Carpe Diem #898 Yukibare (clear sky between (after) snowfall)

clearing snow

the spotted face

of brown earth

(c) Adjei Agyei-Baah, January 20, 2016

Inspired by the ff pieces:

after the snow
Mt. Fuji soars   
into the clear skies    

© Shinya Ogata

yukibare no ushi no chibusa no man no toki

blue sky after snow
a time when milk cow’s breast
is full

© Shikyo Tomooka

yukibare ni nodumi no toudo nioikeri

fine after snow,
a smell of the kaolin
* laid
in the open air

© Takako Yana

yukibare ya hashira o yameru hitobashira

after the snow
spending the day watching
the clear blue sky

Takano Mutsuo (1947 - ) (Tr. Chèvrefeuille)

Monday, January 18, 2016

Smoothening snow

Done for Carpe Diem #897 snow viewing

snowfall smoothening the edges of the mountain

© Adjei Agyei-Baah, January 18, 2016.

inspired by:

well then,
let’s go snow-viewing
till we all fall down

© Matsuo Basho

looking delicious
the snow falling softly

© Kobayashi Issa
fresh fallen snow
the backyard looks like a fairytale -
on bare foot 

© Chèvrefeuille