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it is a really interesting idea to write in a acrostic form for the hidden meanings of the verses spelled out in the first letter of ea...


it is first off, a joy to see something insightful written about the classical chinese writings. there are three aspects i would like t...

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日溜りのお茶一杯と猫の笑み悲喜哀楽も淀む一隅
hidamari no o cha ippai to neko no emi
hikiairaku mo yodomu hitosumi

a cup of tea that congeals sunbeam
and the smile of a cat-
a corner that precipitates
pain and pleasure, woe and happiness

曙を知らずに春の眠りかな
akebono wo shirazuni haru no nemuri kana
unaware of the dawn-
a spring slumber

日と月の重なる影に恋心
自転車に乗る姫さま二人
hi to tsuki no kasanaru kage ni koi gokoro
jidensha ni noru hime sama futari

I fall in love
with the overlapping shadows
of the sun and the moon-
two princesses on a bicycle.

柔肌に光ぽつぽつ夏帽子
瞳きらきら白昼の星
yawahada ni hikari potsupotsu
hitomi kirakira hakuchuu no hoshi

light spots on soft skin,
summer straw hat-
sparkles in the eyes are stars in the day.

妹の日の冠や
目の曇り瞬く刹那心を盗む
imouto no hi no kanmuri ya
me no kumori mabataku setuna kokoro wo nusumu

Oh my sister's crown of the sun-
as I blink my eyes at the glare
she steals my heart

ペンもって目の前空の日記帳
今日離れても会える日が来る
pen motte me no mae kara no nikkichou
kyou hanaretemo aeru hi ga kuru


holding a pen,
a blank diary in front of my eyes.
though we parted today,
the day to meet shall come.

まともに春光はなつ三つ編みや
寝坊を覚ます今夜も不眠
matomo ni shunkou hanatsu mitsuami ya
nebou wo samasu konya mo fumin


right at my face,
her hair braids radiate the light of spring
waking a sleepy head,
i shall be sleepless tonight

西日よりまぶしく燃える恋心
魂を食う炎の瞳
nishibi yori mabushiku moeru koi kokoro
tamashii wo kuu honoo no hitomi

burning more brilliantly than the westerly sun-
my infatuation.
eating up my soul, your flaming eyes.

石畳そろった雨後の古い町
心さざなみ君の微笑み
ishidatami sorotta ugo no furui machi
kokoro sazanami kimi no hohoemi

Neat stone pavement
after a rain
in the old city-
ruffling my heart
your smile

日差しから素手とめがねで目を翳し
僕を見えるが君を見えない
hizashi kara sude to megane de me wo kazashi
boku wo mieru ga kimi wo mienai

you shelter your eyes
with your bare hand and glasses
from the sunlight.
so that you can see me,
but i can't see you.

逆光のソレイユ撫でる君の髪
心を照らす謎の微笑み
gyakkou no soreiyu naderu kimi no kami
kokoro wo terasu nazo no hohoemi

against the light
your hair caresses
the sunflowers.
that mysterious smile
illuminate my heart.

夏海の空の碧さは澄みにけり
natsu umi no sora no aosa ha sumi ni keri
how transparent
is the blue of that sky
over the summer ocean!

白絹の窓に水明の瞳かな
shira kinu no mado ni suimei no hitomi kana
white laced window-
her eyes clear as water

秋木立輝く風の通り道
aki kodachi kagayaku kaze no toorimichi
autumn woodland-
pathway of the luminous wind

花柄のストール映し瞳かな
hanagara no sutooru utushi hitomi kana
the floral scarf
reflected
in her eyes.

ずきんから洩る髪先の光かな
zukin kara moru kami saki no hikari kana
from the bonnet
at hair ends
light spews

日溜まりや踊るすだれと恋の歌
hidamari ya odoru sudare to koi no uta
in the full sunlight-
dancing curtains and love song.

薄く行く光と影に君の笑み
usuku yuku hikari to kage ni kimi no emi
in the fading light and shadow-
your smile.

柔肌に色の遊びや夏日差し
yawahada ni iro no asobi ya natsu hizashi
colors play
on her soft skin-
summer sunshine.
Haiga Girls
edit 16.4.2016 added two tanka and one haiku.
edit 15.4.2014 added two tanka.
edit 3.6.2013 3 new tanka added to the collection together with the paintings. :)
edit 18.10.2012 the 3 new additions are tanka, written according to the tradition of love and infatuations. tanka are written in 5-7-5-7-7 in the japanese original.

a series of haiku/tanka i wrote to accompany the realistic digital paintings of pretty young girls- newest haiku first. the paintings are posted in my art account:

moyan.deviantart.com/gallery/2…

you may like to read the verses before you browse the folder. you can see if the image in your mind's screen similar or different to what i portrayed.

this series is still ongoing but i have printed the first six artwork into a collection of postcards, available for sale at USD6 per set, excluding postage. interested ones please note me. :)
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Do You Hear? by moyanII
Do You Hear?
聞こえない鈴蘭の唄ひびくかな
一季の美と香
あなたのために
kikoenai suzuran no uta hibiku kana ikki no bi to ka anata no tame ni
Inaudible song
of the lily-of-the-valley
resounds-
a season of beauty and fragrance
just for YOU.

think, how could those bells be silent?

tanka. the poem follows the onji count of 5-7-5-7-7 for the japanese original.

pencil on drawing board, touched up on photoshop 7.0. coloring is pending, both traditionally and digitally.
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ポトス上夜明けの露を採れるかな
potosu ue yoake no tuyu wo toreru kana
on the pothos-
let's collect some dew
from the daybreak!
Collection of Daybreak
teamwork! the nature keeps us all satisfied and happy. my little brother gotta quench that thirst.

watercolor schmincke akademie on canson CA grain 200gsm.
this is painted so as to complete the series of "totoro- playing with water".
the other two are here:
The Fat Peter Piper
Premonition of Rain

they are made into a postcard set available for sale. :)
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山人の笛吹き谷に残雪
yamabito no fuebuki tani ni nokori yuki
the recluse blowing on a flute-
last snow upon the valley
The Fat Peter Piper
He summons all the young in heart and wakes the kid deep inside you.

watercolor schmincke akademie on canson CA grain 200gsm.
referenced off a photo of totoro resin figurine on sandy float wood in redang island, west malaysia.
there is no snow in malaysia, but the fine sand on redang beach has texture just like snow. so i just changed the color tone and made it into a winter theme image.

we need some winter in singapore. i like to dismiss our eternal summer for a while, if possible, only a short while.
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Issa 8

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2013, 7:47 AM





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By
小林一茶
kobayashi Issa

大根引き大根で道を教へけり
daiko hiki daikon de michi wo oshie keri

with the harvested radish,
he pointed at the way to go.

**


it's the season for harvesting the radish and issa was a newcomer who needed direction from a local who knows the way, but everyone was busy at their job of plucking out the their precious crop.

finally he found this farmer who had just successfully unearthed one of his radishes who would tell him the way by pointing with the radish he was holding in his hand.

this is indeed an expertly chosen snapshot of a farmer's life that shows the diligence in their work and the hospitality and kindness showed to a mere traveller.
it also conveys some feelings of uncertainty issa felt while he was on his journey, although the mood was tinted by his usual sense of humor.

*~*~*~*

i'm just a rather new haijin but the deviantART literary community had decided to bestow upon me the honor to represent "haiku and eastern poetry" in the projecteducate's week of poetry form.

an interview was conducted and posted in BeccaJS's journal:

PE: Interview with some dA haiku masters

anyway, i am no master of haiku ^^;
i am just the 'farmer' who had worked hard, and when you ask me the way, i will point the way to the best of my knowledge.
also, with the fruit of my labour: my collection of haiku in the gallery.

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the clubs i joined:
:iconthe-haiku-club::iconred-seal::iconthestorytellers:

my default account where i post my visual art :iconmoyan:

my art projects:
project Resonance
project Rendevous
The Law for the Wolves
the 5th season
Journey
project KARUTA 2007
KARUTA cards available for sale
Ink Fragrance
Snow in Singapore
  • Listening to: spirited away by hisaishi joe
  • Reading: the giant book of facts and trivia by isaac asimov
  • Eating: LAYS bbq flavored potato chips
  • Drinking: blueberry ribena with lemon

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moyanII
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study of japanese language together with apprenticeship in haiku-writing is a long-standing hobby.

painting is another love of my life. i haven't been able to shake it off no matter how tied down by other affairs in real life.

traditional paintings were done using chinese ink on rice paper. i also do graphite and color pencil drawings, as well as digital art by photoshop 7.0.

see my other artwork at the default dA art account: :iconmoyan:

enjoy.

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:iconpicaroinfinity:
picaroinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your profile is a treasure trove. Your collection of seventeen syllables has unending joy.


Please make me your apprentice!
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moyanII Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am looking for a sensei myself...  siragiku san no longer comes to dA.
But, I'm glad to delight you with my idiosyncrasies. :)
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picaroinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank you so much!
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QuilavaGirl21 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
more adoreable profile picture cats!
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Djoseph Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)
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