Catch the wind

Catch the wind

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

WEP June 2021 Challenge

A haiku by Lenny Lee
Comments welcome



"Shinto"

A great wave threatens.

Mt. Fuji stands in silence.

The way of the gods. 

 

神道

大波が脅かす

富士山は沈黙している  


神々の道


神道

26 comments:

  1. Nice haiku.
    Lenny, you should go to the WEP site - https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2021/05/wep-2021-continues-artistic-inspiration.html - and add your URL to the list of other entries, so everyone can see it and visit your blog. I saw your comment on Hilary's blog - that's why I'm here. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known you're one of the participants of this challenge.

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  2. Love your Haiku and am duly impressed that you wrote it in Japanese as well.

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  3. Well done, Lenny! Haikus are so hard and this is beautiful!

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  4. I love your beautiful haiku, Lenny. Felt the tension in so few words. Thanks for joining WEP this month. I hope it gives you motivation to write more. You're welcome to write for us anytime!

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  5. And writing in Japanese too, was a masterstroke. Well done!

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  6. Hi Lenny.

    Simple and beautiful Haiku.... LOVE IT! Nicely done. Beautiful Japanese lettering.

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  7. Lovely haiku. I'm not qualified to judge the Japanese version :D

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  8. Welcome to the WEP! Loved the Haiku. Perfection!

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  9. Hi Lenny - excellent ... so well done ... and you've lots of comments - I'll check to see if you're entry is on the list: it is at #19 ...

    Excellent and obviously your Japanese connection has 'hit home' ... I love the line 'the Gods stand in silence' ...
    I do hope you'll join us regularly ...

    Cheers for now - GrandBlogMom ...

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  10. Hi
    Welcome to the WEP!
    I had to smile when I read your Haiku and especially the line that says, Mt. Fuji stands silent.
    In the wake of tragedy, people realize their limitations. That was my thought behind that line.
    Outstanding haiku.
    Shalom aleichem

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  11. So much implied in so few words! Powerful!
    - C J Austin

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  12. I always enjoy a good haiku, and this one is well done! You captured so much in so few words.

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  13. The way of the gods - how true! Don't read Japanese :) but the English version is neat. And always a pleasure to find a poetry entry. Great job!

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  14. Hey Lenny, that's a great haiku! You said so much in so few lines, and also said it well!

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  15. The rigid rules of Haiku seem daunting to me but one that you have mastered well.

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  16. I love the connections here: Mountains as gods, gods as silent and persevering. Great!

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  17. I enjoyed your Haiku Lenny. I haven't seen Mt Fuji but I would love to and my sense of it is exactly as you've portrayed it - that it stands serene despite all the great waves that threaten.

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  18. It's interesting that your haiku portrays Mt Fuji as untouched, while the Hokusai print portrays it as if it is about to be engulfed. But your depiction is right, of course!

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  19. It's almost as though Mt Fuji is omnipresent - so few words greatly crafted.

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  20. Powerful and to the point. I love it!

    Terribly sorry to be tardy to the party. I had a bit of a mental crisis but am back to abnormal now.

    Your post is included in this week's Roost Recommendations. I share the Roost Recommendations posts on Twitter with readers looking for their next read.
    https://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com/2021/06/roost-recommendations-27-june-2021.html

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  21. Thanks, Lenny!

    Nice totem and heroine. :-)

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Whatever wonderful, witty and wise words you manage to come up with!