Haiku and Pictograph in EL, "the river moves" by Geert Verbeke - February 2009 -


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This is an EL (Earth Language) experimental page to enjoy
the image of a haiku/short poem originally in English/Japanese.
When you can't see the Japanese parts, please don't mind and just skip those parts, or see here to view Japanese.
地球語の文字や文字絵を用いて詩的表現や翻訳を試みる実験のページです。

Have you played a Himalayan singing bowl?
My husband has a couple of old ones, and borrowing one of them, I sometimes meditate with it. In a cold season, the sound becomes more transparent, I feel.
The poet, Geert Verbeke (born  in Flanders-Belgium) expresses the sound in his haiku in the Haiga-page in his website. Here I translated one of them into EL. If you are curious about singing bowls, he is also the author of "Singing Bowls, An ABC." 

*GEERT VERBEKE's WEB HOME PAGE / BLOG REIZEN - JOURNEYS /
BLOG SCHRIJVEN - WRITING
His web pages have a wide variety of haiku with beautiful photos taken by himself. 
Also many of his haiku-related literatures have been published in other languages.
Thank you very much Mr. Verbeke, presented me a couple of your nice haiku books.

ヒマラヤのシンギング・ボールをご存知でしょうか?
家人のものを借りて私もときどきこれで瞑想します。
鉢を叩くのではなく、鉢の周りを棒で擦りながら回転させると
鉢から響くとは想えない音色が止むことなく湧き上がります。
このシンギング・ボールの本「Singing Bowls, An ABC」の著者でもある、
フランダース(ベルギー)生まれのGeert Verbekeさんが
シンギング・ボールの音をこんな俳句(↓)で表現されました。
原作の俳句は、著者のウェブサイトの俳画ページに載っています。
上記のウェブサイトやブログページから彼自身の写真を配した
さまざまなタイプのモダンハイクをご覧になれます。

The original English haiku 
by Geert Verbeke

the river moves
into the deep ocean -
one bowl sings

The Dutch verse 
by Geert Verbeke

de rivier beweegt
in de diepe oceaan -
één schaal zingt

The Japanese translation
by hoo

川は深海に動き入り 鉢歌う

The EL translation by hoo


The symbols in the pictograph
: wave, : ocean

The symbols in the EL translation
{ water flowing place}: river (河川)
: verb mark ()
: movement, move (vi. with )
{ preposition mark, heading direction}: to, for (〜へ)
{much, under}: deep under (底深い)
{always having waves, place}: the sea, ocean (海)
: multiple instances of dot are used to indicate a pause (複数の点でポーズを表す)
: one (1つの)
{ receive/vessel, tool)}: vessel, bowl (器)
: hyphen (connecting the left and the right ideograms, it shows one concept) (左右の文字をつないで1概念を表示するハイフン)
{mouth, short form of "sound"}: voice, making any kind of voice including speaking,
crying, barking, mewing and singing (vi. with ) (声・鳴)
: singing bowl ((一時的設定として)鳴鉢)
(*this is a temporary setting, distinguishing from (beat-bowl for beating sound)(この場合には叩いて音を出す鉢)
{ action, open energy}: performance, : perform (vi.) (演ずる)
* means singing and means "sing." (歌う)
In the EL translation, I used "singing bowl" instead of just "bowl," so the verb got simpler avoiding doubled expression.

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