South meets East: Poetry and Musings – words of the seasons
19 Jun 2015 35 Comments
Tags: evening rain, haiku, poetry, rain, summer, summer night, the South
“Sudden Rain” Author: Takahashi, Shotei (Japanese, 1871-1945)
breathless summer night –
wind rushes, quick taps on leaves
sudden evening rain.
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Jun 19, 2015 @ 14:48:44
Yes, I love how the first sign is the sudden taps on leaves. Beautiful work!
Jun 19, 2015 @ 14:52:36
Thank you. I too love those little rain footsteps running on the leaves….
Jun 19, 2015 @ 14:58:28
🙂 That’s a fun way to see it!
Jun 19, 2015 @ 16:28:08
grin….I guess it is! 😊
Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
Jun 19, 2015 @ 16:36:38
That sound could be wonderful in moderation
Jun 19, 2015 @ 17:03:07
over here in the summer when we get that certain type of downpour. it doesn’t last long. This word is specific to sudden evening showers that come and go quickly. usually from a buildup of high humidity and heat. this type of shower cools down and refreshes.
Hope your Midsummer is being fun.
Jun 19, 2015 @ 18:38:55
That’ lovely. It really captures the feeling of soft rain on a summer evening.
Jun 19, 2015 @ 19:39:38
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Jun 19, 2015 @ 20:42:56
Hi Toni! Your writing always amazes me, such a gift!
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:30:38
Thank you. I am touched. You may want to go to the comment I made to my friend Tess about the fireflies. Maybe it will show as “Cookie Crmbles or Let’s Cut The Crap….a true sweetheart and talented author. I think you will enjoy searchjng these out on You Tube.
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:42:26
Jun 19, 2015 @ 22:00:44
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:33:30
Sorry, the comment is under my haibun. Go to You Tube and search for Tennessee Fireflies- Real Time or the video of Elkmont Fireflies. During their mating season, this variety does synchronous flashing. It is quite a show and truly akin to wnat I watched in my haibun.
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:42:02
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:44:47
Let's CUT the Crap!
Jun 19, 2015 @ 20:55:13
Oh, yes! I have known rain like this after a sudden heat, then relief. Fabulous capture, Kanzen. ❤ ❤ ❤
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:11:00
Let's CUT the Crap!
Jun 20, 2015 @ 12:20:33
⭐ ⭐ ❤
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:16:45
Love this ❤
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:34:59
Thank you. I hope you are happy and well. I have been very busy lately but wanted to check on you.
Jun 19, 2015 @ 21:53:38
Yes, I am happy, I have been sick lately, but I am recovering 🙂 Hope you are doing well too! ❤ Sending you LOVE ❤
Jun 19, 2015 @ 22:05:40
Bless your heart. I am glad to hear you are recovering. A good friend of mine died duddenly a few weeks ago and I am having a hard time with it. So I felt a need to ask after you. Thinming of you and your angels and fairies, if you can access You Tube where you are, do a search for Tennessee Fireflies or Fireflies Elkmont TN….I think you will enjoy the nhge quantity of them doing sychronous flashing during their mating season. I hope it will make you smile and feel better. ♡♡♡
Jun 19, 2015 @ 22:40:56
Thank you! ❤ I will do that! 🙂 and I am so so sorry about your friend. That must be so difficult! ❤ I am sending you healing thoughts ❤
Jun 19, 2015 @ 22:54:12
Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:18:57
A warriors bright shield
deflects both spear and arrow
Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:25:23
The shield is merely a parasol made of heavy oiled paper and bamboo. It is used mainly to protect the onnabubeisha from harsh sun and heat but has served bravely and well in sudden downpours. It has proven more useful than its mistress’s sword which alas, must be often left behind.
Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:27:18
the umbrella is a shield of sorts… against the attacking drops, but umbrella is many syllables and there are only 17 🙂
Jun 20, 2015 @ 00:54:59
This is very true. Japanese for umbrella is kasa which takes away one syllable. A tanka would give you 14 extra syllables. Tanka helps one out tremendously and I sometimes use them to cheat.
Jun 20, 2015 @ 05:07:57
Sudden evening rain – best when sleeping in a tent and you hear the tap-tap-tap all of a sudden and you smell the rain and the earth and everything seems so in touch.
sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
Jun 21, 2015 @ 11:52:44
Sensory in the absence of every known detail.
Jun 21, 2015 @ 15:26:18
I love the feeling here 🙂
Jun 21, 2015 @ 20:49:34
Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:24:37
Long time no see Kanzen 🙂 Remember me..Sucheta? Guess what, I won a quiz on Japan 😀 I know a lot about your country. It amazes me. ❤
Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:28:00
Hi there! Good for you! Of course I remember you. Good to see you. I’VE been lying low myself…have to get caught up…and have discovered WP has done one of those weird glitchy things that has wiped out most of the blogs I follow…..several have had it happen, so….good to see you! Did you win a prize?
Jun 25, 2015 @ 01:33:28
Yes, a friend did complain me about the glitch yesterday. I did win the first prize. But only because I and the team mates worked hard on knowing the culture of Japan. I think I am in love with it. I learnt so many new terms. It was great! 🙂
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