Monthly Poem and Pictograph in EL, [summer butterfly] - August 2005 -
This is an EL (Earth Language)
experimental page to enjoy
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.
I've been busy in July because of two exhibitions of "Peace Butterflies";
and had no time to prepare this corner in the usual way. Then I chose my
own haiku of a butterfly for this month.
Haven't you had an experience like this on summer hikes?:
a butterfly sticks to a rock looking like it's listening to sounds from
far deep under a rock by a stethoscope.
Sometimes it shakes its wings, but soon stops moving.
Being with it for a while, I feel like listening to whispers of wind
where I used to play with butterflies in my childhood.
The butterfly also might be far from its home.
listens to a rock
__ far from home
Symbols in the pictograph:
: butterfly (蝶), : the earth (地球),
: the sun (太陽), : wind(風)
* To haikuists:
A quick sketch with EL ideograms like this pictograph might be useful for
making a haiku remembering the scene through it later.
Symbols in the EL translation:
nature,20out}: summer (夏)
:main part of
insect}: butterfly (蝶)
symbol): to form a d-verb: meaning that the subject becomes in the
condition shown by the following character/phrase; or the subject does the
following action. (Ｄ動詞符)
listening to (聞き分け、Ｄ動詞符がつくと｢聴く})
(grammatical symbol alone): to show that the following character or phrase
is an accusative case of a d-verb
and that might be influenced by the action of the subject. (Ｄ動詞の目的語の標識)
hard/stable}: rock (岩)
the mouth by the shape,
wave: a part of sound}: voice
(multiple dots): to indicate a pause (ま)
(the returning/original direction)} : from (〜から)
life, }: birth
The original and translations by Yoshiko
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