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Now & Zen’s Daily Haiku: peonies

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Peonies at Hyakken, #18 from the series 'Tōkyō Meisho Sanjurokkasen, Utagawa Shigenobu (1826 - 1869)

Peonies at Hyakken, #18 from the series 'Tōkyō Meisho Sanjurokkasen, Utagawa Shigenobu (1826 - 1869)

The bee emerging

from deep within the peony

departs reluctantly.

-Basho-

maple meditation timer and chime alarm clock called The Zen Alarm Clock, digital style in maple

maple meditation timer and chime alarm clock called The Zen Alarm Clock, digital style in maple

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Lazy Summer- Haiku From The Zen Alarm Clock Store

Monday, June 11th, 2012
Butterflies Plate #21, Natural History of Britain

Butterflies Plate #21, Natural History of Britain

on the patio

the afternoon drifts along

with the butterfly.

– Patricia J. Machmiller

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Maple Dream Kanji Zen Alarm Clock, progressive chime alarm clock

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Mizuta Masahide (1657-1723)

Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Full Moon Sumida River, Hiroshige Ukiyo-e

Full Moon Sumida River, Hiroshige Ukiyo-e

while I walk on
the moon keeps pace beside me
friend in the water

-Masahide-

 

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Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, a meditation timer and alarm clock

 

 

 

 

 

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butterfly

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Butterfly on Large Light Yellow Lilly, Kosan 1912

Butterfly on Large Light Yellow Lilly, Kosan 1912

 

 

The falling flower
I saw drift back to the branch
was a butterfly.
     
      –Arakida Moritake  (1473-1549)

 

Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, a meditation timer and alarm clock

Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, a meditation timer and alarm clock

 

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Saigyō Hōshi (1118-1190)

Monday, May 31st, 2010
 
 
 
 

moonviewing

moonviewing

Quite the contrary

to what I’d thought, passing clouds

are sometimes simply

the moon’s entertainment,

its lovely decoration.

-saigyo-

 

Zen Alarm Clock in Maple Finish, Japanese Leaves Dial Face

Zen Alarm Clock in Maple Finish, Japanese Leaves Dial Face

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sojo Henjo

Sunday, May 30th, 2010
 
 
 

lotus

lotus

How mysterious!

The lotus remains unstained by its muddy roots,

delivering shimmering

bright jewels from common dew.

 

-Henjo  (816- 890) was a Japanese waka poet and Buddhist priest.

Zen Chime Clock with Japanese Maple Leaves in Honey Finish

Zen Chime Clock with Japanese Maple Leaves in Honey Finish

 

 

 

 

 

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sorrow

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
 

Harunobu Ukiyo-e Print, Girl Parachuting Into the Branches of a Flowering Cherry

Harunobu Ukiyo-e Print, Girl Parachuting Into the Branches of a Flowering Cherry

this world of dew

is yes, a world of dew

and yet…

-issa kobayshi-

 

Black Lacquer Zen Alarm Clock and Meditation Timer

Black Lacquer Zen Alarm Clock and Meditation Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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temple bell

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
 
 
 

Koson, Small Butterfly And Sunflower -  woodblock print

Koson, Small Butterfly And Sunflower - woodblock print

Butterfly

sleeping

on the temple bell.

-Buson-

 

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three treasures

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Hiroshige, The Moon Over A Waterfall - woodblock print

Hiroshige, The Moon Over A Waterfall - woodblock print

 

The sage has three treasures

simplicity
patience
compassion

-Basho

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Maple Kanji Zen Alarm Clock, progressive chime alarm clock

 

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peonies

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
 
 
 
 
 

Paeonia Suffruticosa

Paeonia Suffruticosa

Peonies scattering,

two or three petals

lie on one another.

-buson-

 

Zen Chime Clock with Maple Leaves in Honey Finish, progressive awakening clock

Zen Chime Clock with Maple Leaves in Honey Finish, progressive awakening clock

 

 

 

 

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