Sunday, May 18, 2008

One Single Impression: Bleeding

I walk in the woods —
earth black with seeping water
field of trout lilies

Can anybody explain to me, in detail and examples, the kireji (or "cutting word")? 
I still don't understand that. 

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24 comments:

  1. Great photo -- colors and balance. I'm no authority but I do know what I like.

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  2. I just like the flowers. I think they are special.

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  3. I've never seen these flowers. I love their drooping heads, hung so low.

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  4. Yes you do understand the "cutting word," Andree! "field of trout lilies!" It's an exclamation at the end of a haiku - "I walk in the woods/earth black with seeping water/ --trout lilies!
    A surprise, in your haiku you've come upon the trout lilies and it surprised you and us the readers...:D

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  5. Lovely photo. I like the line "earth black with seeping water." I not only can't answer your question, I don't understand it. Afraid I am a seat-of-the-pants writer and of the school that ignorance is bliss. I'm crazy enough already, so if I don't know I'm doing it wrong it won't bother me so much.

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  6. Beautiful picture... just Beautiful.. :O)

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  7. "Earth black" is a wonderful color, Andree. I can hear the squelch of that drenched earth blackened by water. What emerges from the muck of earth is just gorgeous.
    Writing in Faith: Poems"

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  8. earth is just oozing life right now & this is a gorgeous way to say it.

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  9. the earth is certainly seeping around our house. Too much rain... as your picture shows the wild flowers love it.

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  10. This is a lovely and classic haiku. I love the black earth and the richness and fertility that it implies.

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  11. I love your haiku and the surprise of finding the field of Trout Lilies born from the rich and wet earth. Beautiful.

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  12. Ah, lovely trout lilies! Ours are all gone by, and the white fawn lilies, too.

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  13. the beauty of flowers never seizes to amaze me...

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  14. What a beautiful flower. Your description of the dark earth was so well done, I could smell the rich fragrance of wet dirt.

    Nicely done.

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  15. Lovely, I have never seen one, and look forward to it.

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  16. I've never seen trout lillies either - thank u for sharing. Thank you for asking the question - I didn't understand it either. :)

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  17. .. beauty awaits those who would walk in the woods..thanks for sharing..

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  18. Your use of the word "black' gives a powerful heartland to your poem. A blackened heart in quite a refreshing light!

    Gemma

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  19. I can't help you with your query, but I can add to the chorus of appreciation for a brilliant 'ku.

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  20. Such beauty by chance is rare.

    I too have never seen, or heard of these beautiful lillies!

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  21. lovely image. My understanding is that the cutting word can't be directly translated, but instead in English is replaced by a dash at the end of the first or second line(like at the end of your first line) to separate the two parts of the haiku. - generally the image in the first part of the haiku makes a comparison or contrast with the image in the second part of the haiku. That's my understanding anyway!

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  22. Lovely photo and words … conveying the natural beauty encountered in the woods. Thanks for sharing.

    It took me a while but I managed to come up with an idea and posted this morning at Sacred Ruminations.
    Hugs and blessings,

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