3/19/2006

Kigo and Haiku about Dragon

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DRAGON and HAIKU
Special page of the World Kigo Database.


Please add your Dragon haiku as a comment !

Learn more about the Asian Dragon!
by Gabi Greve


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dragon, climbing to heaven, ryuu ten ni noboru
龍天に登る / りゅうてんにのぼる

kigo for mid-spring

The dragon in China, as the sacred being. According to the old Chineses records, on the spring equinox, the dragon went off to heaven to take care of the rain for the season, until the equinox in autumn, when he would come down to earth and dive back into the pond.
龍は春分ニシテ天ニ登リ、秋分ニシテ淵ニ潜ム
TATSU 辰 たつ in Japanese.

Look at him HERE !



竜天に昇る地下鉄(メトロ)の通気孔
ryy ten ni noboru metoro no tsuukikoo

a dragon ascends
to the heaven—
a metro’s vent hole


Suzuki Kinue 鈴木きぬ絵
Tr. Fay Aoyagi


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龍天に登る絵の壷一枝活く

水煙同人
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/suien74/e/a6e7bea19c2aed78ab2407b0c520f85c

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the dragon climbing toward heaven -
the grottoes of DunHuang
almost covered by sand

© PHOTO and Haiku Gabi Greve
Read more about my trip to Dunhuang, China



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kigo for the NEW YEAR



Benten on a Dragon


hatsu tatsu 初辰 (はつたつ) "first dragon"
first day of the dragon

..... jooshinnichi 上辰日(じょうしんにち)

Tatsu matsuri 辰祭(たつまつり)Dragon Festival
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hatsu tatsu no mizu 初辰の水(はつたつのみず)
first water for the dragon

. . . shio no mizu 潮の水(しおのみず)"tide water"
to be thrown on the roof.

On this day people of old would throw water on the roof and pray for protection from fires during the coming year.

The Dragon, fifth of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac.

next zodiac animal is the MI, snake with its kigo:

hatsu mi 初巳 (はつみ) "first snake"
first day of the snake

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hatsu Benzaiten 初弁財天(はつべんざいてん)
first visit to a Benten shrine

..... hatsu Benten 初弁天(はつべんてん)

fuse mairi 布施参(ふせまいり)
visit a Benten shrine (mairi) and make an offering (fuse)


. Water Deities and KIGO  


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kigo for the mid-summer


. 爬龍船(ハーりーせん / はりゅうせん)Dragon Boat  
Dragon Boat Race ペーロン Peron




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ready for spring
the bearded dragon
takes off his clothes


the clouds tonight,
a dragon
breathing snow


robert wilson
Simply Haiku Forum

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the dragon lived here
long before man -
knowing my limits


Gabi Greve, click HERE to look at it !
Grottoes in Guilin, China


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our first born son -- the year of the dragon

chibi ~simple-sigh-man~

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Dragons play whirlwind
among the clouds meet and rain
unite earth and sky

R K SINGH
WHCindia

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in charcoal:
a sharp curve of his tail
the dragon coughs fire!

-kala ramesh, India

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Inspired by the Hokusai Dragons

in the ink,
dragons ascending Fuji,
lightning in winter


~K~
Simply Haiku Forum

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a dragon soars
from the painter's brush
unfettered mind

Gabi Greve about Hokusai Dragons


a little snow -
the dragon down the valley
shows its curves




Snow in the Valley



morning walk -
the Dragon spits fire
from the roof

Morning Walk



the dragon -
now a cloud
in my sky



terrible heat -
the dragon's mouth
wide open

(August 2006)

Gabi Greve

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Words and Water Dragons

at sunset
bowing reeds encounter
a water dragon


Graham Nunn, Australia, 2006 Published in HaikuOz

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typhoon season -
a dragon hovers
over Japan


Gabi Greve, July 9, 2006

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London morning dew -
fumes through my nostrils and mouth
like an Eastern dragon !



Kala Ramesh
Look at the Haiga by Angelee Deodhar



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at sunset
bowing reeds encounter
a water dragon


Graham Nunn
words and water dragons
Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Queensland Poetry Festival



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Dragon Jewel, Dragon Berry (Ophiopogon japonicus) and HAIKU


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MORE

. Dragon haiku of this BLOG .


. Dragon Haiku by Matsuo Basho 龍 .



. Chinese origin of Japanese kigo .


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3 comments:

Denis said...

water dragon
escapes the scroll--
spilled tea


Denis Garrison
Haiku & Tanka Unchained

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

dragon clouds ~
leaves fall one by one
glisten sunlight

Anonymous said...

London morning dew --
fumes through my nostrils and mouth
like an Eastern dragon!


Kala Ramesh, India

http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/entertainment/etc/haiku/