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Calligraphy in the Landscape: Soft Touch

Strange to say, altho I’ve lived in Japan more years than I lived in my native Britain, I’m not a great enthusiast of Japanese “culture”: I don’t read the literature, I don’t study tea, calligraphy or flower arrangement. But I do have a soft spot for haiku. They seem to me to embody a key element of all poetic art: the ability to conjure up images, feelings, memories, longings, in words. In this case, in words that add up to 17 syllables. No more, no less. Do click on the link and visit “Calligraphy in the Landscape”s excellent photos of wisteria.

くたびれて  宿かるころや  藤の花  正岡 子規    1867 – 1902 tired and  get inn  wisteria flowers  Masaoka Shiki  1867 – 1902

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Calligraphy in the Landscape: Breathing of the land

Here is another Lady English Blogger, tho in Kyushu, not in Nara, Calligraphy in the Landscape.  Beautiful photography and poetry. Somehow these days, poetry and flowers seem to soothe my soul. In fact, it is only when I see the flowers or read the poetry, that I realize how thirsty my soul is.

The quiet smile lingered by itself in the shade of fresh verdure.
 Time to wait for somebody.

 I forget the moment.

The cheerful air will warm all.
 … become active.

 The throbbing pulse of life reminds of new situation.

Each of these is lovely… 

Breathing in the Land

"Each of these is lovely..." Breathing in the Land, by Calligraphy in the Landscape

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