11/18/2010

Cuckoo haiku



cuckoo! cuckoo!
meditating on that theme
day dawned

-Chiyo-ni 

~from Jane Reichhold's














Another version of the above haiku:

While I was musing on my theme,
Repeating "cuckoo," day has dawned.

hototogisu
hototogisu tote
akeni keri

~by kaga no chiyo (1703-1775)*

*As a young girl, she asked a well-known poet for lessons in Hokku.  He assigned her the most common, yet most difficult subject, hototogisu, and then rudely went into the next room to sleep.  At dawn, she handed him this "perfect" verse.  The master was humbled by a child. ~from The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology by Faubion Bowers

The sunrise photo is from October 24th 2010, looking towards the Rincon Mountains, east of Tucson, Arizona.  The bird appeared in front of the pinkish cloud the moment the picture was snapped.  Linking to Skywatch Friday a fun photo meme for enjoying skies from around the world.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic capture, Diane! Stunning colors and cloud formations -- and, of course, the bird! Love it when they put in a surprise appearance! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Amin said...

Very beautiful...

Rajesh said...

Amazing shot. Very lovely colors.

Martha Z said...

Perfect! So obliging of the bird to place itself in the perfect spot at the right time.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Amazing photo!

Kim, USA said...

It's very pretty!

Fiery sky

EG Wow said...

There's magic in those layers of orange and in those haiku as well. :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful capture of the sunrise. I just love the colors.

Tricia said...

Ohhh very nice!

Happy SWF

Photo Cache said...

four thumbs up! love it.

who is this cutie pie with four legs on right upper hand side of the page?

Ewok

Diane AZ said...

@ Photo Cache, thanks, the four legged one is 20-year old Billy. :D

lifeisaroadtrip said...

What a beautiful photo, Diane. You should have that one framed! It doesn't make me "cuckoo" at all.

eden said...

Great shot.

Diana (Di) said...

Diane, there is no art form as beautiful as this... amazing creation

Thendral said...

Very.. very... pretty

Light and Voices said...

Nice.
Joyce M

Luna Miranda said...

marvelous shot!

NatureFootstep said...

unusual clouds in your photo. Nice.

indicaspecies said...

Beautiful colors in the sky!

Arija said...

A great way to start the day!

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

A beautiful sky photo, and a great haiku to go with it, Diane!

thomas said...

Nice reddish clouds.