Monday, March 18, 2013

Aomugi (Green Barley)


                                                                                  Attributed to Dfsp spirit
Image:  Rows of Green Barley
Source: Licensed through Wikimedia Commons (here)

Enchanting rows
Soft green, idyllic, wholesome
and kind to the eyes

The morning dew stuck
like pearls of sparkling crystals
swaying in the breeze

Billed most nutritious
supplement, cover against
nature’s impending ills

Written for Chev's haiku at CARPE DIEM #148 with prompt Aomugi (green barley). Shared with Kerry's hosting at Open Link Monday at Real Toads

24 comments:

  1. Be nice if it could take away my ills haha and #1 under your sun, can't wait for green no matter the sight to show and no more snow!

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  2. well done! healing and green and gentle!


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    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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  3. enchanting and healing all in one :)

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  4. The sad thing is that, no matter how nutritious the barley, it won't keep us alive forever! :(

    Barley One and Barley Two

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  5. nice...i particularly like that middle stanza hank...it has beautiful imagery...love the dew on the grass and how it shimmers in the morning sun....ah if only we could cover all those ills you know...

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  6. This was a breath of fresh air, a romp in the garden. Too bad there is no natural substance that can truly ensure our growing old gracefully... hell, even growing old at all! But it's a good thought, and above all, a bright spirit is the key. Loved this, Hank, and thanks... Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2013/03/17/five-years-old-first-circus/

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  7. The morning dew stuck
    like pearls --- absolutely stunning

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  8. I could smell the fresh breeze flowing over the barley field !!!

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  9. It reminds me of my barley drinks which I simply adore.

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  10. You definitely know how to paint with words :) My very favourite is the first haiku...bringing that truly idyllic mood along.

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  11. Oh, that healing nature power! we all know it!

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  12. Hello Hank, what a surprise ... a new lay-out for your weblog, looks very fresh. Your haiku on Barley are really nicely crafted and different with your older haiku. New ways, new horizons, new thoughts on haiku writing/composing?

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  13. Yeah, very soon we shall be needing to get back to basics, dietary and naturally speaking, I think. Excellent piece!

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  14. I specially like the second stanza, most nutritious ~ Good one Hank ~

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  15. Great post ~ favorite haiku is the second one ~ 'pearls of sparkling crystal' ~ gorgeous! Enjoy ^_^

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  16. I would love to see and touch something green and so 'kind to the eyes'....no green barley in my near future - its snowing...again

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  17. Hank, this is lovely. It made me think of a song:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKtqTYSOBCg
    K

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  18. Very nice and educational at the same time.

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  19. "pearls of sparkling crystals"...magical.

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  20. Some lovely images here--love those pearls of dew!

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