Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’
Toshiki Fujimori (Mainichi)
NEW YORK — Survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki voiced strong anger over the Japanese government’s decision to abstain from a United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.
The rise of full moon –
the May darkness
of my mulberry tree
Eiko Yachimoto / Japan
a breeze –
on the water
sky appearing . . .
under purple irises
Keiko Yurugi / Japan
If I had to choose one it would be Hosai’s butterfly’s shadow, which begins at 6:32. Others I love include: the first two; Buson at 15:50; and Bashō’s autumnal sun. – word pond
“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.” ~ Alan Watts
“In Hua-yen and Zen Buddhist thought the Net of Indra, which originates in the Sanskrit “Avatamsaka Sutra”, constructs the cosmos as a multi-dimensional array of interrelationships that simultaneously and repeatedly reflect each other and the whole as jewels embedded within each node of the net.” ~ Donna Fleischer
“Indra’s Net”, the book, is housed with the Japanese Museum of Haiku Literature, Tokyo, Poets House NYC, UMASS – Amherst DuBois Library, the Canadian Haiku Society, & the California State Library Haiku Archives at Sacramento.
[indra’s net (bottle rockets press, 2003): 25 haibun by Donna Fleischer, out of print & available free at Scribd http://bit.ly/11V4K9f
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