12/07/2005

HAIKU and Daruma san

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.. .. .. .. Haiku and Daruma san

I am trying to combine my two hobbies, Daruma and Haiku.





Daruma San -
high in the sky
a firework dances



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. Daruma Memorial Day 達磨忌 Daruma-ki  
and more KIGO with Daruma


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We have some guidelines about the keyword DARUMA and related items, which are listed at the end of this page.




Daruma jumps
to new hights -
this leap day




February 29, 2012

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Here are some of the best of the above collections.

Some of Chibi's Contributions

Koinobori, Carp Streamers
http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/2005/03/carp-streamers-koinobori.html

Daruma wobbles --
streamers flap
in the May breeze

Koinobori
for the home of
Daruma

Daruma wobbles --
streamers flap
in the May breeze


Daruma doll
bows and bows
and bows


ear pick --
Daruma squints
one eye


Easter egg plant --
Daruma wears a green
hat


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rainy season --
Daruma's beard
becomes thick

gardenia –
the lingering smell of

Daruma's stroll ... Chibi

kuchinashi ya
Daruma talks
you have no mouth
... Gabi
http://www010.upp.so-net.ne.jp/pha/flo0307kuchinasi.htm

Gardenia in Japanese is Kuchinashi, literally: to have no mouth.

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Daruma-sama..........だるまさま
kyoo mo ashita mo.......今日も明日も
Daruma-sama..........だるまさま

Daruma sama
Today and tomorrow
Daruma sama


Gabi

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.. .. .. just one stroke
.. .. .. just three lines
.. .. .. just one life

IPPITSU and ENSOO - One Stroke, One Circle

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Matsushima ya suterareta Daruma mo shiawase ja

AAA, Matsushima
even thrown-away Daruma
must be happy!

Gabi

Daruma in Matsushima




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sitting in silence
Daruma meditating
in Japanese




Gabi (this has become my profile foto ! )

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spring wind -
Daruma sits
limbless

Chibi


> >>>> Daruma san
>>>>> takes a pause
>>>>> in space and time

Gabi

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shooting stars*:
Daruma recites sutra
after surta!

.. .. .. stars in my eyes
.. .. .. I re-sight the sutra
.. .. .. that I had forgotten

ai... chibi

*The Geminids peaked last night about midnight, USA EST. My sons saw two bolides (fireballs or bright long trailed meteors). I counted four meteors, total, but only was able to see one bolide.

Read more about Haiku and the Leonid Meteor Shower:
http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/2005/12/leonid-meteor-shower.html

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snow pellets
on winter coats:
Daruma's eyebrows

chibi
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Darumasan-Japan/message/633


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New Year comes!
Daruma's worn sandals
replaced


Chibi

Take a look at Daruma's pilgrim sandals replaced here at the temple gate of Saikoku-Ji
CLICK for original ... makobei2008


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Happy Valentine!
RED robes and cheeks from
Daruma sama

chibi





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春の日や達磨大師も尻悶
haru no hi ya Daruma Daishi mo shiri modae

fine spring day -
even Daruma Daishi
is getting restless

Tr. Gabi Greve

Choowa 調和, 読売新聞・四季


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.. .. .. .. .. Daruma Haiku Guidelines

Haiku about Daruma san shall have DARUMA as a non-seasonal topic (haigon, KIGO-like keyword).

They can be serious or humorous, since many depictions of Daruma are in both ways.
I have an “Old People’s Home” Gallery in the museum for the many statues where Daruma is shown in a great variety of positions, from dead serious to outrageously funny, sometimes even with a charming lady at this side, but that is a story in itself.

Haigon pointing to Daruma
(the iconography of Daruma, to be scientific)

.. red robe
.. large eyes
.. one eye (me-ire)
.. circle (ensoo)
.. huge earrings (mimikazari)
.. KATSU!
.. one sandal (sekiri)
.. stone wall (menpeki kunen)
.. on a stone (ishi no ue san nen)
.. yawning (akubi)

This list can grow as we come up with more powerful words pointing to our Daruma san and the ZEN lore, if they inspire you to write a haiku about it. Feel free to add your words to this list.

As for now, check the following basic stories of the Daruma Homepage to learn more about the many symbols and stories connected to Daruma san in Japanese culture.

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Basic Introduction
http://darumamuseum.blogspot.com/2007/01/who-is-daruma.html

About the eyes, Painting eyes
Me-ire - Painting Eyes for Daruma 達磨の目入れ
Daruma and his EYES



Earrings and Circle, Ensoo
http://darumamuseum.blogspot.com/2008/07/earrings.html

One Sandal, Sekiri Daruma
http://darumamuseum.blogspot.com/2007/02/sekiri-one-sandal.html

Stone wall (and yawning) menpeki to akubi, on a stone
http://darumasan.blogspot.com/2004/11/akubi-daruma-yawning.html

Sake and Daruma
http://darumasan.blogspot.com/2006/12/sake-and-daruma.html

KATSU!
http://darumasan.blogspot.com/

And a Gallery of Nature Pictures
reminding us of Daruma features.
photo album FLICKR


Have fun with your Daruma Haiku!
And add your contributions here as a comment.


Gabi Greve
December 2004



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3 comments:

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

Hello Gabi san wonderful Collection of Images and Haiku
and information ~
Let me humbly add these to your Collection ~

Daruma claps
fire with one hand ~
Maitreya listens ~

lidless eyes
ever open in Bodha
Daruma says "Aum" ~

one eyed Daruma
dreams with infinite eyes~ endless tear-rivers

Daruma crosses
the river, on a blade
of grass, with an ant ~

"All in One
One in All" ~
Daruma smiles
incense silences ~


Narayanan Raghunathan ~

Gabi Greve said...

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DARUMA HAIGA
by Hoo (Yoshiko McFarland)

Gabi Greve - WKD said...

蚯蚓鳴くや土の達磨はもとの土
mimizu naku ya tsuchi no daruma wa moto no tsuchi

a mole cricket's song -
a Daruma from earth
goes back to earth

. Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規 .
tsuchi Daruma

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mole cricket