Rain of Diamonds

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Rain of diamonds
Brown leaf glistens
Mother's tears

Copper Beech Tree in South Hampton

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  The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty.  Consider living creatures -

                none lives so long as man.  The Man fly waits for the evening, the summer

cicada knows neither spring nor autumn. What a wonderfully unhurried feeling

it is to live even a single year in perfect serinity.

-  Kenko from Essays in Idleness

Cherry Blossoms - Haiku - Santa Monica

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My cherry tree  

Blossoms on the pavement

of my driveway


Haiku - Summer

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When I slurp

        a bowl of somen noodles

           it becomes a summer breeze



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My five children

Are they each gazing at

this full moon?

- TK


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Old hands

steady  and focused

rinse the rice


Spring is here

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I used to sing this song a lot as a chiild but never imagined singing it the way UA Umi does. There is a supernatural quality abouther voice. (Here is the link) Her stage name UA means Flower in Ethiopian but she is Japanese. The song feels like church music. Her voice is slightly off tune and her customes our out there but she has a sweet quality.


 Spring is coming, spring is coming

Where is spring now?  Here in the mountains,

Here in the village,

And here in the fields. 


Flowers are blooming, flowers are blooming,

where do the flowers bloom?

Here in the mountains,

Here in the village,

And here in the fields. 


Birds are singing, birds are singing,

where do birdies sing?

Here in the mountains,

Here in the village 

And here in the fields 





Posted on April 13, 2009 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I want to meet

the owner of this house

Blooms of wisteria 


Haiku -Summer -butterfly

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First Butterfly

Finds the path

of the wind





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within a reach

more happiness

 on a branch of flowers

                                     - TK


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The buds

Invite me to open

the window facing North


Haiku - Spring

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A moment of Spring

comes to a cat 

 one big yawn