Thursday, May 17, 2012

































This haiku by 18th century poet Buson is possibly my favourite of the Japanese masters.  It captures the endless possibilities of the public domain that awaits every one of us just 'beyond the gate'.  This image was taken just beyond my gate in Sydney this autumn morning.

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful - both of em!
    Ashley

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  2. I too am fond of Buson. A super post, Emma...

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  3. cheers Ashley - thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Frank - yes, its hard not to like Buson. Im slowly getting into photography of late. This is the first image that Ive really been happy with. Like writing, I have discovered that to make any kind of impact in the genre first requires finding my voice. Im getting closer to achieving that.

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  4. Belo conjunto, de encher os olhos e o coração!

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  5. Obrigado, Bar do Bardo

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  6. A wonderful photo for this haiku.

    Adelaide

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  7. unhandsome collage -
    polluting BUSON's art
    old cars invaders

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  8. Hi Adelaide - thank you so much for dropping by - I do love your visits.

    Oh dear, I take it you didnt like the image, STOPS?

    Reading Buson, I reckon he had a good sense of humour and would have accepted modern life and its trappings they way they are. That said, no cars in the image would be a more traditional and obvious approach. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. Emma after posting Stop's [http://tinyurl.com/6s75he9] take on your haiga some one asked me who was the translator for this particular Buson poem; do you know?

    much love...

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  10. I,ll help U, Gill ...
    Have a look on the down right corner ... U'll see the signature DALLOWAY !!
    Dont U LIKE it ?
    Why?!

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  11. the Master BUSON -
    international haiga
    on three continents

    COMMENT:AUSTRALIA, EUROPE & AMERICA

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  12. HI AGAIN,
    a friend haijin from Slovenjia has just phoned me, raising a stink about CONTINENTS:"JAPAN FORGETTING?!"
    I'm really sorry Japan is not a CONTINENT ... but CHINA !

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  13. Stunning and the photo does it justice

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  14. Beautiful photo and quote.

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  15. Un saluto caloroso dall'Italia...ciao

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  16. @GIANCARLO
    OTTO COSE SONO BONNE
    QUELLE ... SETTE & HAIKU !
    CIAO dall'ROMANIA,
    STOPS
    PS. stops-caleidoscop.blogspot.com on GOOGLE MOLTISSIMO ... CALOROSO !!

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  17. great stuff here emma
    john

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  18. This is not "ONCE BEYOND THE GATE"
    IT SEEMS TO BE "A HAIKU ONCE A YEAR" or
    "ONCE UPON A TIME
    A NEW EMMA's HAIKU -
    READER take your time!"

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  19. Patrick Sweeney5/07/2013

    This haiku is destiny and the path behind...the ache of going and having to go.

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  20. Still traveling, Dalloway?

    old friends . . .
    the garden fading
    into twilight

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  21. Hi Bill - thank you xxx

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