ryukyuan min’yo

Okinawa folk music featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

japanese lovebirds

sing knotting verse to sanshin

— outdoor living room

 


Note: These are sometimes called “knotting” or “tying” songs and accompanied by a stringed “sanshin” (or two).

seasons strum

Chevrefeuille’s Heeding Haiku “fusion” challenge at Mindlovemisery’sMenagerie.

 

from a treetop
emptiness dropped down
in a cicada shell
~
black forest
whatever you may say
a morning of snow

©️Basho (1644-1694), translated by Reichhold

 

 

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photo by lynn

cicada solo

serenades empty forest

sing before it snows

 

©️ lynn__

let there be music!

 

listen!

planets spinning,

moons’ revolving,

hear the stars sing!

atoms whirling,

cells alive swirling,

let seasons ring!

redwood voices tall,

wild flowing waterfall,

join nature’s newsong!

livestock ruminate,

humans communicate,

each hums their own

unique lifesong!

all corners of cosmos,

given the chance,

will loudly praise him

as lord of the dance.

 

listen to the music!

 

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Linking to:  d’Verse Poets: Influence of Music