!! I publish this episode earlier than I normally do, but I am in the nightshift !!
Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,
I hope you all did like the GW-post about Richard Wright (1908-1960) and that it inspired you to write all new haiku. Today our prompt will be Mount Fuji the Holy Mountain of Japan. There are a lot of haiku written about Mt. Fuji, so I have made a nice overview of these haiku. I hope you all will like the read.
katatsuburi soro-soro nobore fuji no yama
mugi kari fuji mi-dokoro no enoki kana
a Mt. Fuji viewing spot
for barley harvesters -
|Credits: Mount Fuji
hatsu-gatsuo tsuide nagara mo fuji (no) yama
summer's first bonito -
in the centre,
mount Fuji towers up:
spring in our country
fuji hitotsu uzumi nokoshite wakaba kana
only Mount Fuji
is not covered with them -
fresh new leaves
|Credits: Mount Fuji (2)
fujiomite tooru hikari toshino ichi
gazing at Mount Fuji
a person passes through -
a year-end fair
haari tobu ya fuji no susono no koie yori
winged ants fly into the air
out of a small house
at the foot of Mount Fuji
blest be your journey!
men will even go on purpose
to see the snow of Fuji
fuji no kaze ya ogi ni nosete edo miyage
wind from Mount Fuji -
carrying it in my fan,
a souvenir for those in Edo
|Credits: Mount Fuji Woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
kirishigure fuji o minu hi zo omoshiroki
a day with Mount Fuji unseen:
hito one wa shigururu kumo ka fuji no yuki
is one ridge
clouded with winter showers?
Fuji in snow
me ni kakaru toki ya kotosara satsuki fuji
it comes into view -
Fuji in Fifth Month
|Credits: Through Cherry Blossoms
And to close this classical series of haiku on Mt. Fuji I have found a nice haiku written by Yozakura, the unknown haiku-poet:
fujisan no yuki no hi no owari ni ha sakura
at the end of the day -
snow on Mount Fuji
Aren't it all wonderful tributes to Mount Fuji, the sacred Japanese mountain? Must be a joy to live in the neighborhood of such a well known mountain ...
I have tried to write a haiku about Mount Fuji myself, but ... I had not enough inspiration I think and as I re-read all those wonderful haiku in this post ... I wouldn't dare to write a haiku about Mount Fuji myself ...
This episode is open for your submissions tonight at 7.00 PM (CET) and will remain open until November 15th at noon (CET). I will (try to) publish our new episode, Juggler, later on. For now ... just have fun!