Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CD: Hatsugatsuo (first Bonito)

Carpe Diem #214



This kigo refers to the first early summer catch of a fish that lands on the beach of Kamakura, Japan. In earlier times, the fish was a particular kind of tuna that, when caught, was offered to the deiities to ensure a good fishing season.


Fly Fishing In Kamakura

 
sacred rose of the sea
sacrifice for fisherman
good season's catch


deep in the ocean
rose of the sea stays hidden
dislikes sacrifice

 

10 comments:

  1. sacred sacrifice
    brings benefits to all
    except the victim

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  2. The idea of a sacred ( and shy) rose of the sea is delightful to contemplate!Fluking with my Father

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    1. I just loved that phrase for the tuna in Kristjaan's background info!

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  3. I fear that sacred Tuna may be dancing the can can ;)

    Hatsugatsuo

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  4. Hide they might..but temptation and curiosity will win sometimes...! Nice stuff...

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  5. PS - if you enjoy challenges there's always the weekly haibun..! http://yepirategunn.weebly.com/2/post/2013/05/ligo-haibun-challenge-3105-0606.html

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    1. I did my first accidental haibun yesterday or today except I had the haiku first. If I can do one intentionally will try your challenge. Thank you!

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  6. sacred tuna
    a godlike diner for the deities -
    first bonito

    Nice haiku set Maggie.

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