Haiku and the Pictograph, "an open window" by Jane Reichhold - July 2007 -
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experimental page to enjoy
the image of a haiku/short poem originally in
When you can't see the Japanese parts, please
don't mind and just skip those parts
, or see here
to view Japanese.
Thank you, Roberta: the author of last month's haiku, for sending me a beautiful
including her ten haiku on the top. The book is "SHIKI HAIKUSPHERE"
early this year, 2007 by Prinart, and compiled and edited by Shiki Team
in Matsuyama, Japan. I enjoyed it very much.
The haiku for this month is from this book, and what a pleasant feeling it
You can be so relaxed with this haiku.
This is under the title, SEA SIDE by Jane Reichhold, who is the
the web site, AHA!POETRY
According to the web pages, she was born in Ohio and now is in the northern
coast of California,
being a poet, visual artist with pottery, beads, etc., also having published
tens of books.
Through the AHA! poetry web site, I bet you'll enjoy her various arts
and other contents too.
haiku by Jane Reichhold
an open window
the sea and I share
The Japanese translation by Kimiyo Tanaka
The EL translation by hoo
The symbols in the pictograph:
: the sea,
: I, : bed, : nature
The symbols in the EL translation:
of something unrolling or spreading some energy from the center outwards)
: open (開いた)
eye (目)}: window (窓)
dots): the mark for a pause (余韻のポーズ)
waving place}: the sea (海)
: and/conjunction mark (〜と)
to form pronouns}: I, my, me (by its position);
(this sign points the center
of the chest by the thumb)(私)
situation}: the verb symbol to express a present continuous situation
have, 25join}: sharing, share (v. with
: be sharing (the original was the present tense; but since EL can show more
details without increasing numbers of characters, I took
instead of for the verb to
show that "I" am enjoying the situation at least for a while.
: the indicator to show that the following character or phrase is an accusative
case of a verb (〜を)
pointing down/something close,
to form pronouns}: this (これ、この)
(deny awake): sleep,
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