2017年8月12日土曜日

Tanka 短歌...Spirits 諸霊

 
疲労感の解かれざるして盆に入る御霊(みたま)のすでに肩に降りしか

bon is coming
with heavy fatigue
have spirits
from the other world 
already descended on my shoulders?



※ Bon or Obon is one of the biggest traditional events for Japanese Buddhists.
Around these areas, it is held Aug 13 to 15 and the farewell Bon is Aug 16 to 18. During Bon, it is said that spirits from the other side come down to this world.


©Rika Inami 稲美里佳2017

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御返歌、ありがとうございます。
Thank you for the reply lines.

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盂蘭盆や
星降る夜に
行く(幾)筋の
家路に帰る御霊尾を引く


©野歩

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鬼火【ほおずき】を
飾りし仏間
御仏が…


宿り戻りて
絶やさぬ命

©小野康夫

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sweet flower smell
holiday season arrived
with welcoming lights


©Irene Riz

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bon
thinning the borderlines
dialogues ...


©Hannes Froehlich
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"Spirits" may be Brake fluid, Booze, gremlins,
mysterious "will o the wisp", or best:
Your greater Beings- such as my Aunt Gertrude-
a Healer in Mary Baker Eddy's CS.

©Harold Overton

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