2018年8月21日火曜日

Tanka...Conglatuation / 金足農業高校、甲子園準優勝おめでとうございます!


自然はぐくむ金農や甲子園にて我らの心ひとつにす

Baseball Team
of Kanaashi Nogyo High School 
brought up by nature 
unites our spirits at Koushien




Congratulations!!!

As one of Akita people, I dedicate to Kanaashi Nogyo High School's Baseball Team to take the second place of National High School Baseball Championship called Koushien.



Today, the final game of National High School Baseball Championship called Koushien in summer was over in Japan. Koushien is the most important game for high school baseball because at the game, the best team is judged of all Japanese high schools. And the baseball team of Kanaashi Nogyo (Agricultural) High School, which is the representative school of Akita Prefecture in this game, took the second place. This second place is very significant for us Akita people because the high school baseball team of Akita reached the final for the first time in 103 years. Players moved us very deeply. We cheered for them at Koushien or watching TV. Thank you so much for giving us the great impression!!



©2018 Rika Inami 稲美 里佳






2018年8月20日月曜日

Akita International Haiku/ Tanka 秋田インターナショナル俳句短歌 Aug.2018


たぶの木に炎暑鎮まる蚶満寺 揚羽の円舞に芭蕉を思ひ

heat waves calm down
thanks to the tabu tree
at Kanmanji temple --
a swallowtail butterfly’s round dance
reminds me of Basho


※芭蕉は1689年に蚶満寺を訪れました。
Tabu tree is Machlus Thumbergi.
Basho visited Kanmanji Temple in 1689.


©2018Rika Inami 稲美 里佳

秋田インターナショナル俳句、川柳、短歌ネットワークがアップデートされ、私の作品が10首掲載されました。アクセス宜しくお願い申し上げます。ページにアクセスして頂いたあと、タイトルの「稲美里香の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami」をクリックして頂くとページが開かれます。お手数かけますが宜しくお願い申し上げます。https://akitahaiku.com/
My 10 Tankas are published at Akita International Haiku, Senryu and Tanka Network https://akitahaiku.com/ . Please check out the website and click the title <稲美里香の短歌:Tanka by Rika Inami>, and then you will read all of the page. Or click
https://akitahaiku.com/2018/08/18/%E7%A8%B2%E7%BE%8E%E9%87%8C%E4%BD%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%9F%AD%E6%AD%8C%EF%BC%9Atanka-by-rika-inami-13/

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having a peaceful nap
under the wise tree
wrapped by its foliage
swarm of hidden dreams appear

©Miriam Strauss

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写真

crape myrtle
eidolon of nirvana
stand still under the rosy shade
on the way to sanctuaries

Photograph & Tanka ©Noriyuki Sawada






2018年8月16日木曜日

Photo...A pair of cherry trees


Apair of cherry trees in late summer.
I watch them all the year round while morning-walking.
They are a very good couple. 

晩夏のペア桜です。一年中、散歩時に見ています。とても良いカップルです。



2018年8月15日水曜日

Tanka...Arrowroot Field 葛が原


葛が原 しげり葉かげり 阻みをり かなたの曇天ほの明るみ

arrowroot field--
massed-leaves' shadow blocks
my passage
the cloudy sky emitting 
subtle light yonder


©2018Rika Inami 稲美 里佳


写真

Twilight harmonizing lace leaves
with silhouette of waking town--
Invisible sun conducts
an ephemeral living concerto


Photograph & Tanka by ©Noriyuki Sawada


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I look to the light
Reflections of green leaves
Swaying in the breeze


©Robert Patterson

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The following two lovely photographs are from My friend Marjorie Mahieu.

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写真


2018年8月10日金曜日

Tanka...Purple Link 紫のゆかり


紫の縁(ゆかり)とおもふ葛の花 葉月の繁りより咲きにける

arrowroot flowers
showing my purple link
between you and you
... and me bloom
from luxuriance in August



※何年か前の8月、葛の花が咲く頃、こちらで偶然友だちになったその繋がり
が印象的だったので、紫の縁(ゆかり)という言葉をこの歌で使いました。
また、紫の縁は源氏物語の別名とも言われています。

"Purple Link" means some connection.
In this piece, I used it as the link of friends, 
who I came across here Google+ in August a few years ago.
Then arrowroot (Kudzu) flowers were blooming.
In addition, "Purple Link (Connection)" is also said to be 
another name of "The Tale of Genji", which is a novel written
by Murasaki-Shikibi in the early years of  A.D. 11ct, the Heian period.



©2018Rika Inami稲美 里佳


arrowroot flowers
blooming between you and your smile
show me the pleasure...
for all that you do
your praise on me
my life gets its power


©Doreia Jewel Ragheb

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between you and you
beautiful blossom
a purple candle
coming from inside

©Miriam Strauss

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写真

lingering harsh weather.
Lythrums are standing upright
in the heat haze
…reminice about my childhood
through the purple petals


Photographs &Tanka ©Noriuki Sawada


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写真
Dedicated to my beloved GrandMa💓

Through my veins,
my forest nymph is waiting to me
"honey,
I bought you the apples
that you like"


Photograph & Tanka ©Pilar Hidalgo López

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scented petals
purple bows and loving hearts
arrow roots


©Ashoka Weerakkody

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一面に茂る力が強き葉を飛び抜け咲くは紫の葛

©Ryuuji Suwa











2018年8月7日火曜日

Tanka for The Star Festival 七夕に


深草の百夜通ひの死にて遂げ愛は留まり現世(うつしよ)越ゆる

Fukakusa's death
because of visiting Ono Komachi
for one hundred nights
made his wish come true 
…love stays beyond this transient world



※今日は旧歴の七夕です。秋田県湯沢市では85日から7日まで七夕絵灯籠祭りが開かれました。写真は今年の絵灯籠ではありませんが、一説に湯沢市小野の出身といわれている小野小町とその恋人の深草少将です。二人のあいだには百夜通いのという悲恋伝説があります。深草少将は絶世の美女といわれている小野小町をとても愛し求愛したのですが、小野小町はなかなかその愛を遂げさせてくれませんでした。そして、深草の思いを諦めさせようと「私のもとへ百夜通ったなら、あなたの意のままになろう」と彼に告げます。言われたとおり、深草は小町のもとに通い続けますが、百日目の夜、小野小町のもとに行く途中、雪(嵐とも言われています)のために、それ以上歩くことができず倒れ、深草は息絶えてしまいます。小野小町は彼の死を悲しみ、その後生涯悩み続けたといわれています。
この悲恋を七夕の絵灯籠を見ながら、詠んでみました。

Today is the star festival called Tanabata according to the lunar calendar. Tanabata Lantern Painting Festival was held Aug. 5-7 in Yuzawa City, Akita, Japan. The phographs of the lantern painting were taken years ago by me. One painting shows  Ono Komachi, who is said to have been born in Yuzawa City and  was well-known as a  Waka/ Tanka poet in A.D.9ct. and the other shows a Major General, a noble Fukakusa, There is a love tragedy between them: Fukakusa very much loved Ono Komachi, who was known as a lady of great beauty, and he paid court to her.  However she did not accept his love, which might have made her feel bothersome because she was loved by many men, and she told him, “If you visit me every night for a one hundred days, I will accept your love”,   So Fukakusa tried to complete her assingnment but at one hundred night, on the way to he r house, he was killed in snow (storm).  It prevented him from waliking ahead and he fell down…
Ono Komachi was filled with grief of his death and she is said to have suffered from this for the rest of her life.
Seeing the lantern paintings made me compose some tankas and I posted one of them here.



©Rika Inami稲美 里佳

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彼の君が百夜通いし京の路想いを遂げて深草の露

©Ryuuji Suwa

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one hundred nights
extended in the eternity
waiting to seal the love
full of lanterns


©Miriam Straus

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身を焼いて までも恋うるか 夜燈の蛾

©豊田 隆志


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thousand storms and droughts
thousand days and nights
looking back
you were there
…supreme Love



Photograph & Tanka ©Noriyuki Sawada



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beauty's worth
paying with life to win her heart

fragile lantern


©Ashoka Weerakkody

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Oh spirits surround me
I want to dance on the breeze
Nothing to hold me
Moving journey
To our our hearts and minds of my being



©Robert Patterson



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2018年8月6日月曜日

Tanka...Day Lily 忘れ草a1808


諸霊降りくる葉月たち 忘れ草 炎炎と咲く野辺を行きたり

spirits descend
from another world in August
day lilies 
ablaze ablaze in the field
recalling each, I go on ... 




※当地では今月(8月)の13日から15日までお盆があります。お盆の前には霊を迎える準備としての七夕があり、お盆の前には送り盆があり、盆踊り等の行事があります。私は8月は霊の月と思っています。

One of the biggest events for Japanese Buddhists called Obon is held August 13-15 here. During Obon, it is said that spirits of the deceased come from the other world to this world and we console them with decorating the family Buddhist altar and visiting the grave. Before Obon, the star festival is held to prepare for welcoming them and after Obon, Bonodori ( dance) or so on is also held to see off them, so I think of August as the spiritual month.



©2018Rika Inami 稲美里佳


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My soul floats on the breeze .
It flows to find the peace full
Place
Be happy with what we are.




©Robert Patterson


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a warm August
the encounter with a different world
where flowers blossom from the light


©Miriam Strauss


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The modest Rose puts forth a thorn:
The humble Sheep, a threatning horn:
While Lilly is bright, shall in Love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.



©grigoriy kozarevskiy


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someday
flesh is absorbed into the earth
spirit flies away
... the swing of the pendulum

Photograph & Tanaka ©Noriyuki Sawada


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day lilie
flaming amidst the green
nature's obon


©Hannes Froelich

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孫と遊べ 精霊バッタ 墓掃除

©豊田 隆志

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写真

the walls of silence
nest the serene step
the candle asks
to fear, to eternal, no time…
makeup made of stone



©Pilar Hidalgo López


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精霊も 子や孫たちも 盆帰省


©豊田 隆志