EL Pictograph for Haiku [harvest moon] by Lorin Ford (September 2012)

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This haiku expresses my feeling now very well;
so I translated it into an EL pictograph.

harvest moon
the horizon between here
and hereafter


by Lorin Ford, Australia

From
New Zealand Poetry Society Katikati Haiku Contest winners, 2012

Japanese translation:
ハーベスト・ムーン 今と未来の間の地平線

オーストラリアのローリン・フォードさんの俳句に共感しました。
I'm also busy now for harvest from my garden. Green and root vegetables, tomatoes, squashes
and beans... While bringing an end to their lives; I thank nature for giving their lives to us; and imagine
how my life mission would be, getting their lives. Also I start to plan my garden for the next year,
saving some seeds and seed-roots; and wonder how many more years I'll be able to work like this.
The future comes from over the horizon. There the moon, the author saw...
There the moon plays the great nature rhythm beyond a little human's thought and time.

私も今畑の収穫で大忙しです。葉野菜に加えてビーツなどの根菜、トマト・ナス・ウリや豆類。
それらの命に終止符を打ちながら、彼らの命を授かることに感謝し、明日の自分の命の使命に
つい思いを馳せます。また、来年の種や種芋を確保しながら、来年はどう植えようかと企て、
あと何年このように働けるだろうかと想像します。未来は地平線の向こうからやってきます。
そこに「月」が・・ちっぽけな私の考えや時間を超えて月が大自然のリズムを奏でています。

by hoo

About the haiku author, Lorin Ford:
Currently she is one of the co-founders and haiku editor of the online English Language 'haiku and related' journal, 'A Hundred Gourds'; also herbiography is on the 'editors' page.
Some of her poems and haiku have been published in eChapbook form recently on the Snapshot Press (UK) website.

Later she sent the following haiku for me, using a traditional Japanese kigo for Spring. (ants coming  out of their holes): she imagined an ant hole through the above pictograph at first

earth language
sound bites pop out
of an ant hole

*In English, full moons have each name by month:
January: Old Moon, or Moon After Yule
February: Snow Moon, Hunger Moon, or Wolf Moon
March: Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon
April: Grass Moon, or Egg Moon
May: Planting Moon, or Milk Moon
June: Rose Moon, Flower Moon, or Strawberry Moon
July: Thunder Moon, or Hay Moon
August: Green Corn Moon, or Grain Moon
September: Fruit Moon, or Harvest Moon
October: Harvest Moon, or Hunter’s Moon
November: Hunter’s Moon, Frosty Moon, or Beaver Moon
December: Moon Before Yule, or Long Night Moon

In Australia, they use these names too, just six month differently from the Northern Hemisphere.