Tag Archives: frogs

Final equality

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oak maple locust
leaves fall to the ground-
equality in death

quiet stroll

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quiet evening
stroll along the shore-
fiddler crabs

Another Day

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sunlight brings
enlightenment to room-
forgotten mop

Evening Star

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kitchen Bodhisattva
serves up dharma-
evening star

Not happy with original posting (see below)

serving dharma
kitchen Bodhisattva
evening star

Gloomy morning

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dawn–
mimicking me awakening
cloudy sky

The below haiku from Issa was my inspiration. Plus I really do not want to start the day. πŸ™‚

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dawn–
mimicking me striking fire
croaking frog

ariake ya hi wo utsu mane wo naku kawazu

.ζœ‰ζ˜Žγ‚„η«γ‚’ζ‰“γ€γΎγ­γ‚’ι³΄γθ›™

by Issa, 1819

This haiku is difficult to picture and, therefore, to translate. My best guess is that Issa is starting a fire at dawn. Every time he hits a “fire chip” (tsukegi-tsuki)–a chip of cypress wood coated with sulphur–a nearby frog answers with a croak.

Memories

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smoke floating
over the flowers-
memories

At O-higan “fall equinox” service today. Seeing the smoke from the incense caused me to reflect on fall’s past.

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Universe in my cup.

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stirring my coffee
I hear the universe-
waves on the beach

As I stirred my coffee today I thought about the physics behind the reason why when I stir my coffee the pitch changes. It is called the Allassonic Effect or more colloquially named “The Hot Chocolate Effect.

Acoustics Experiment

Instant Coffee Effect

Hot Chocolate Experiment