THIS MORNING

solitude–

in a world of one color

the sound of wind.

Basho

Shrub in Winter

Can you hear it?

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36 Responses to THIS MORNING

  1. brenda says:

    Nice combination of words and image …. reflective of my morning as I woke to the, seemingly, never ending sound of Wyoming wind.

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  3. I hear it! And it is beautiful.

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  4. Claudia Shuster says:

    Waking to the snowy beauty was a delight this morning. Wish it was colder so it would stay as snow! – Claudia

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  5. simonhlilly says:

    Like a fine piece
    Of porcelain,
    A good haiku
    Has a ring to it
    That remains
    Even when the mind
    Has turned to other things.
    A purity,
    An emptiness,
    A white translucence
    Of awareness.

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  6. Gemma says:

    Of course I hear it πŸ™‚

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  7. xties says:

    Snow – something I almost never see – is still something of a luxury for me. (How naΓ―f is that?)

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  8. rebekah says:

    Yes! I can hear it! Nothing like the pristine, newly fallen snow! It’s so pure..

    Here … it comes and goes away again.

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  9. cocomino says:

    Yes, I can. Does Basho mean Matsuo Basho ζΎε°ΎθŠ­θ•‰ ? He is a famous poet

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      Yes, cocomino, it is THAT Basho. He is famous in the West also, among haiku and poetry lovers.
      When I was with my Japanese friend in Mie (where her family live) we went to Iga, to Ueno Park, and saw the house celebrating the town he was born in. (And we saw the Ninja House, which your daughters will enjoy one day!)
      My VERY favorite Basho haiku is
      Kono Michi Ya
      Iku Hito Nashi Ni
      Aki no Kure —
      which I have tried and tried to translate into English, but never to my satisfaction. Sometimes things just don’t translate, I think.

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  10. What a wonderful photo! And golly, your snow looks awfully deep. Since you’re not fond of it, I’m sending you WARM wishes from a very sunny Cape Town :)))

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    • Touch2Touch says:

      WARM wishes much appreciated, Karen.
      Lucky you, in warm and sunny Cape Town — but your wishes did bring us a SUNNY day today, so keep it up, please! Maybe the warm will eventually make it.
      πŸ˜‰

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  11. pauline says:

    Lovely! Even if your appreciation comes in small doses like this one, it is well worth noting as you did here.

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  12. Beautiful words and photo! It reminds me of a Japanese painting

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  13. 2e0mca says:

    This morning I could hear the whirring of Pigeon wings and the tapping on the window… but I fed the Budgies first πŸ™‚ Then I fed our friends outside.

    That is a wonderful piece of poetry though…

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  14. suesilver says:

    Thank you. I have always loved the Haiku of Basho. What a Master!

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  15. Madhu says:

    Oh yes I can! And I love the stark beauty of the image and the Haiku πŸ™‚

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  16. YES! I can…..!
    xxxkarin

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  17. djmrakiey says:

    I love the snow…. translucent purity .

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