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Poetry and Haiku

Month

February 2017

In the Garden

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 30

 

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in the garden
hummingbird scrutinizes
a glass flower

 

 

fragile dispositions

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 28

fragile dispositions
at being photographed
the chickens balk

Late Snow Fall

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 28

bottles

late snow fall
bottle tree clinks
in the wind

Cloudy Day

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 27

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cloudy day
fragile daffodil
struggles it open

 

 

 

Dutchman’s Breeches

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 26

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Photo by Jessica Bolser

spring walk
dutchman’s breeches
dangling in the wind

Lichen

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 25

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delicate  lattice
of symbiotic connections
reindeer lichen

Light

Day 24 – late due to computer problems

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fragile beauty
transient light shines
lace patterns on wall

 

 

Ise Shrine

Carpe Diem #1147 Ise Shrine

Ise Shrine the most sacred shrine in Japan.  The inner sanctum is not for view of the average visitor, but the shrines in the outer garden are made to exact replica, only smaller.

sacred shrine
monk sweeps the path
prayer stains

Every 20 years the shrine buildings and the Uji  bridge are  rebuilt.  This reinforces the idea of impermanence of life.

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reopened gates
Ise shrine flooded with pilgrims
solitude lost

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scent of new shrine
lingers on the pathway
among the cypress
across the Isuzu River 
boarded by ancient trees

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Isuzu River is located at the foot of Mount Kamiji and Mount Shimaji in the Mie Prefecture. After crossing the Uji Bridge you passing through the large torii gate marking the entrance to the shrine.

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the Naiku shrine
stepping through the past
ancient spirituality

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Ise Grand Shrine
beautiful part of Japan
imbued with holiness

Lenten Rose

Spring Retreat – Fragile Beauty Day 23

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under grey clouds
hellebores bowing
delicate heads

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