11/02/2006

Water clears (mizu sumu)

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Water clears, clear water (mizu sumu)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: All autumn
***** Category: Earth


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Explanation

clear autumn water, mizu sumu 水澄む

After the autumn rains and the end of the typhoon season, waters become clear again. You can see the small rivers and brooks in the countryside clear up and fish swimming in them. It gives a feeling of freshness and cleanness.


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autumn water, aki no mizu 秋の水 (あきのみず)
water in autumn
..... shuusui 秋水 (しゅうすい)
..... mizu no aki 水の秋 (みずのあき)


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clear water
of the little lake -
Namu Amida Butsu

© Gabi Greve, 2005
Click HERE to read the details.



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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


hands drop
all things on the ground -
the clear water

on the road
today's rain
the seed for clear water

Chiyo-ni, the Buddhist nun
http://www.poetrylives.com/SimplyHaiku/SHv2n3/reprints/Patricia_Donegan.html

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clear water . . .
little fish watching me
watching them


Richard Kay, Australia
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/simply_haiku/message/17471

Richard says, this is a kigo for summer in Australia.

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in clear water
fallen red leaves
disguised as carp

Anna Holley
http://www.ahapoetry.com/wtcrowbk.htm

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like a leaf
floating in clear water -
a samurai's life


Gabi Greve
Click HERE to read the Samurai details.



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clear water of autumn -
counting shadows
counting fish



Gabi Greve
Autumn at Lake Okutsu, 2007.


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Related words

***** ... Water (mizu) in various kigo


***** Autumn


. SAIJIKI ... category EARTH

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3 comments:

sakuo said...

水澄む、秋の水、
写真と良く季語が合ってますね。
懐かしい様な寂しいような、気がします。

sakuo

Anonymous said...

Clear water -
the mosaic of leaves
at the bottom...

Zhanna P. Rader

Gabi Greve - WKD said...

At Ise Grand Shrine

水澄むや内宮へ木の橋匂ふ
mizu sumu ya naikuu e ki no hashi niou

clear water of autumn -
to the Inner Shrine the fragrance
of the wooden bridge

Moritaka Takeo 森高武雄

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