as the lake awakens
in silence – dawn
© G.s.k. ‘16
the spring lake
rising up to sit
on the bench
the lake ear listening
in shades of purple
this water-colour lake
greets the morning waves
© G.s.k. ’16
This haiga was written for Bastet’s Haiga Monday Challenge – April 11, 2016
As I mentioned on my former post, yesterday I went walking with the city of Arco. This is a yearly event. For a chosen charity each year people gather together to either walk (a five and a half kilometre itinerary) or run (a twelve kilometre itinerary) together. Here are a couple of photos of the event.
And now for today’s prompt:
And here’s my example:
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as crickets sing for lovers
on this balmy spring morning
© G.s.k. ‘16
Yesterday I went for a walk with the city of Arco … one of our stop overs was at the Arch-Duke of Austria’s historical botanical garden (for which I did a Sunday walk in 2013). This morning one of the photos reminded me of moonlight … so with a little magic of imagination and an app … my haiga was done. My next post will be this week’s Monday Haiga Event … hope to see your there!
Carpe Diem #950 dreams – this month Carpe Diem Haiku Kai will be prompting for a daily haiga for those who enjoy this type of work, a great opportunity!
What is “sabi”? Something old, past, demode … something that’s somehow a faded memory like the old plastic chaise longue in the haiga above, that in its heyday was an object that made someone happy or proud to own it. I can almost feel the sensation that must have accompanied that first vision of the object … the elation. Now, so many years have passed. The chaise longue sits in my son’s garden in Padua, slowly losing it’s lustre as it weathers. No one remembers who bought it .. the house has changed had many many times over the years as one group of student substitutes another, no one even uses it except the cat. That to me is one meaning of “sabi”.
Scent of chrysanthemums . . .
And in Nara
All the ancient Buddhas.
Today ends my birthday tour de force! It has been a more difficult task than I’d imagined due to some external factors, but it’s had its rewards with the challenges.
Today I’ve chosen one of my favourite spots in Riva del Garda near the port and the ancient fortress that used to protect the town from invaders. The plaza is the home of several linden trees, it was also a favourite spot of my husband’s. He called it the cathedral.
Today’s theme is:
a favourite spot
And here is today’s haiga:
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Thanks to those of you who’ve actually come here to Through the Eye of Bastet to follow this month of haiga and to those of you who have linked up day after day keeping me company! It’s been great to have you along for the ride!
Have a great day … and I hope I will be seeing you on future haiga adventures! Ciao, Georgia.
This morning I was finally able to connect to the internet with no problems (let’s hope that lasts!) even though it’s raining like judgement day!
I went over to see what the prompt for NaHaiWriMo was today and found zydeco. “Uhm …” I said “what is zydeco?” so I looked it up and found out that it’s a form of “folk” music developed in rural south Louisiana, and I was fascinated by it’s history. So I decided to mix the daily NaHaiWriMo prompt with my haiga … though my personal theme is:
based on the photo I chose for today. It’s one of Bolognano’s major streets:
even the blackbird listens
fiddled creole blues
© G.s.k. ‘16
Have a great day today! Ciao, Bastet!