Pine, plum and bamboo.

January 19, 2011

(Pine, plum and bamboo… the three friends of winter. The following are some haiku inspired by Chinese painting…)

Pine, plum and bamboo
the cold New Year’s
friends.
__________

Ink splashed
on paper..
bamboo.
__________

Fish and rocks
change places
in moving water.
__________

Beneath a weeping willow
a horse
washed by tears.

Chinese characters
scroll down
a faded paper sky.
__________

Yellow moon
glows..
flowering plum.
__________

Bamboo groves
glisten
in soft rain.
__________

A red sun
burns
above white mountains.
__________

Mountain peaks
tree tops
in drifting clouds.

Spring
breathes
blossom.
__________

The mist lifts..
cranes above
a shrine.
__________

Mountains fall
like water
into rivers.
__________

She unfolds
a garden rock and red flowers..
and fans herself.
__________

Mist clears…
reveals
a shrine.

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3 Responses to “Pine, plum and bamboo.”

  1. I love how the minimalist nature of your haiku compliment the vast minimalism of the art: the words fill in the negative space. Bravo.

  2. dani said

    Beautiful…. and stunning ~

    “Mountains fall
    like water
    into rivers.”

  3. Congratulations! The poems really are extravagant in their simple clarity.

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