11/25/2009

Sacred Gingko Tree 2007

  
  




30 famous gingko in full





sacred gingko tree -
a prayer falls
with every leaf





08 it rains gingko leaves






the huge trunk with the sacred rope


15 sacred tree




sacred gingko tree -
how many tears
have you witnessed ?








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As I was standing below this old, huge tree, camera poised upward, there was all of a sudden a strong sweep of wind and all these leaves kept dancing around me, rustling down with a thousand strange voices, each one saying its own prayer ...

a sacred moment and so unexpected



sacred gingko tree-
each leaf rustles a prayer
as it falls




this is maybe a bit too long ?

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Read about my visit to

Temple Tanjo-Ji, Okayama
Tanjooji 誕生寺 Okayama


The Sacred Gingko Tree of Saint Honin !
It is more than 800 years old.




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銀杏散る遠くに風の 音すれば
ichoo chiru tooku ni kaze no oto sureba

scattering gingko leaves
faint sound from the wind
far away


Tomiyasu Fusei (1885 - 1979)



Gingko biloba tree : KIGO Japan



TREES as topic for haiku !


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Aah, but a prayer always rises !
or
Leaves saying prayers?

Faith and prayer, expressed in haiku
.. Join the Discussion !




Read my Haiku Archives 2007

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