Tuesday, June 17, 2014

joys of sweet geishas!

                                                                                        Author: OSU Special C&A
Image: Geisha Girl playing the Samisen (here)

Goodness of the day
Nature exudes laughter and
joys of sweet geishas

In bright kimono
and light breeze brushing cheeks in
early morning mist

Standing tall ladies
of leisure keeping alive
a unique culture

Juxtaposed mixture
Modern and ancient both
in sync together
Where one is most likely to
sustain good living alone

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #13 - Kuheli of Kajori and
Abhra's hosting at d"Verse - where you want to be in this world

25 comments:

  1. Nice!
    Ever seen them play in person? One of the few things I remember from living in Japan as a child.

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  2. They came to our school many moons ago and played away, was very good

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  3. i would love to go to asia...so much of their culture captures my imagination...and def props to those keeping that culture going....

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  4. Very nice -- I think your second poem is the strongest, with the early morning mist. :)
    All the best to you

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  5. Very nice -- I think your second poem is the strongest, with the early morning mist. :)
    All the best to you

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  6. Juxtaposed mixture
    Modern and ancient both
    in sync together

    that really stood out to me... think that can be said for lots of cultures; great stuff!

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  7. Very nice response on our GW-post Hank .... awesome ... beautiful photo of a geisha.

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  8. I have only been to the modern Japan.. To Tokyo and the craziness of this well-oiled machinery of a functioning city...

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  9. your lines bear a wonderful freshness and purity...mark of a deep rooted culture...nicely done Hank :)

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  10. you animated the image like a memory


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  11. Ah... that's a beautiful place you write of - made me recall my time in Tokyo... so lovely.

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  12. Japan is very high on my bucket list. This is great work Hank!

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  13. They capture so much in their songs

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  14. "Geisha Girl" is a new thing to me, never heard before. Cultural difference. But thanks to you now I have the idea. It's always pleasure to learn new things.

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  15. I love "Nature exudes laughter" and "breeze brushing cheeks."

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  16. Geishas are trained like Olympic athletes; companions with more culture than any of our beauty contestant winners in the West; Japan is a very expensive destination as I understand it; so watching Japanese movies are the closest I will come to that Journey I fear.

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  17. they certainly have strong cultural roots - i sometimes have japanese guests here in our company - and it's a different world - fascinating

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  18. this was unexpected, but I think I can hear the music now

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  19. There is such beauty in that culture and it's definitely encapsulated in the Geisha.

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  20. I do long to see the East - China, Japan and on the way Hawaii and/or Australia and New Zealand, but not quite through exploring Europe yet! Thanks for a lovely piece capturing the poetry as well as the images of Japan.

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  21. what a lovely image and the words do it honour.

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  22. Simply beautiful. I remember seeing a geisha outside Tokyo's main train station. I had been travelling for hours from the UK, had jet-lag and couldn't quite believe my eyes as she stood there, incongruous to my eyes against the hi-tech Tokyo backdrop. Although really it was me who was incongruous, being an obvious foreigner!

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