Saturday, August 3, 2013

CD: Kikaku's "Kagura Dance At Night "

Carpe Diem Special #50



Today's challenge is to write a new haiku in the same tone, sense and spirit as Kikaku's. His haiku:

Kagura dance at night
the performer 's breath white
inside his mask 

Kagura is a ceremonial dance to drive away evil spirits.
My inspired haiku: 


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angels dance on stage
spirits battle beneath lights
setsubin flees beans

(setsubin is the devil, driven away in the dance by the audience throwing beans) 


under cloak of night
devil seeks to defeat good
miko breathes conquest

(miko is similar to our shaman...drives away evil spirits) 

 

9 comments:

  1. Evil and darkness seem to be inextricably interwoven--at least in our imaginations.

    Three Dancers

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    1. And in the history of religion/worship...whatever you want to call it. Angels and demons.

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  2. night dancing angels
    draw forth eternal light
    defeating daemons

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  3. interesting creations.. you narrated the story behind it.. :-)

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  4. A wonderfully researched and composed set Grace. Very nice :)

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  5. Great description of the the essence of the dance.. :-)

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  6. Beautifully composed, Maggie. The good, the bad and the evil...

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  7. Excellent take on the prompt...
    I like the route you chose.
    Peace
    Siggi

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