2017年6月30日金曜日

Photo...while walking in Harako.

I took this photo while walking in Harako.   
It is one of my morning walk courses.  
Most of my Tanka works are given there.
My books 'TANKA HARAKO' series are titled from this site.
写真は朝の散歩コースの一つの原狐(はらこ)で撮りました。
散歩途中でよく歌を詠んでいます。
私の歌集名の<短歌 原狐>はこの地名に由来しています。

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Thank you for the tanka to the photo.
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misty morning
walk with me 
cumulus... 
unveiling 
nature's beauty 

June 2017 ©Hifsa Ashraf



<<TANKA HARAKO Ⅲ/ 短歌 原狐Ⅲ>>

2017年6月25日日曜日

My favorite tanka ...Void Flower / 空木

<Tanka / 短歌>

花群れの空木の花にうづもれてわが葬儀とし空に消えたし

my funeral --

hope to be

buried in

flower clusters of void

...fading into thin air...


※In this tanka, 'void' is 'deuztia', which is called 'Utsugi 空木' in Japanese. When 'Utsugi' is translated literally into English, it is 'Void Tree' or 'Empty Tree'. So I used 'void' as 'deutzia'.

こちらの短歌はイギリスのインターナショナルな文芸、アート誌のCQ Magazine August 2016に掲載された一首です。
This takna was featured in CQ Magazine August 2016.

©Rika Inami 稲美里佳


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燃ゆるのは
身より…命か
儚くも


散り際ぐらい
花に抱かれて


©小野康夫
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white petals
spread under...
a hollow tree
i count every year
of my life


June 2017 ©Hifsa Ashraf

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"Warmed by the Sun,
and washed by the Rain" was
my chosen Epitaph,
and then I realized that
I was just "feeling sorry for myself"!

©Harold Overton

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葬儀には行けぬ身にして父母の心を思う睡蓮の花

©Shinichi Okamoto

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2017年6月20日火曜日

Photo...Tuesday Bench

Tuesday Bench

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in a row…
a bunch of daisies
meditating
fills my heart
with joy

(c) Hifsa Ashraf


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Photpgraphy by Rika Inami 2017 June

2017年6月14日水曜日

Photo...Paddy Fields in June/ 水無月の水田

Paddy Fields in June/ 水無月の水田

reflecting 
in the June sky
Paddy fields
ghostly white
mirage

©Laughing waters


2017年6月11日日曜日

Photographs...at Yokote Park/ 横手公園にて

2017 0611 at  Yokote Park/ 横手公園にて
in Yokote City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.


Yokote Castle


2017年6月5日月曜日

Wisteria / 山藤


曇天に藤枝垂(しなだ)れてかぐはしきけふ山道の華麗なるかも

All right reserved ©Rika Inami 稲美里佳2017

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朱永光様、七言律詩、ありがとうございます。

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炎熱:

月輪落下天將亮 , 星移斗轉天空上;


夜色歸去天色紅 , 旭日東升照八方.


日上三竿光萬丈 , 烈日照人紅臉龐;


火焰直射皮膚燙 , 滿頭大汗掛兩旁.


©朱永光





2017年6月4日日曜日

Tanka/ 短歌...Miyakowasure 都わすれ

<Tanka / 短歌>

名を問へば都わすれとかへりたり東京去りて幾歳月や

to ask

the name of flowers--

"miyakowasure"

...years have passed 

since I left Tokyo



Miyakowasure is a kind of asters' name in Japanese.
If I translate it literally into English, 
it is to forget the capital city.
For me , it is Tokyo.
It is called Miyamayomena savateri, Gymnaster savatieri in English.


順徳天皇と都わすれについて→https://ja.wikipedia.org/…/%E3%83%9F%E3%83%A4%E3%83%9E%E3%8…


There is one story about the flower.
Miyakowasure was named by Juntoku Tenno (Japanese Emperor), 
who was banished to a distant island Sado from Kyoko 
because of the defeat in Jokyu War (AD 1221).
Those days' capital city was Kyoto. 
It is said that he consoled himself with the flowers in Sado Island,
so he named it Miyakowasure ( to forget Miyako/ Kyoto).
Tenno family's crest( emblem) is Chrysanthemum and
 the aster is one of kind of it. 
Seeing Miyakowasure and composing Waka (Tanka) , 
Juntoku Tenno missed Kyoto and his prosperity...
yet, there was still his family's crest Chrysanthemum there, 
which was Miyakowasure...

All right reserved © Rika Inami稲美里佳2017

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purple hues...

split into

...sunrays

breaking

spell

(purple colour for breaking magic)

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astraea's tears...

flickering

...stardust

on earth

starflowers

(asters in Greek mythology)


©Hifsa Ashraf (Bubbly)