12/21/2005

051220 harema

晴れ間 a sunny spell

庭の狛犬、高さ20cmぐらい、やっと顔を出しました。




わああああ、助けてえええ って言っているようですね。







狛犬の 雪の中の 悲鳴かな


snowed in -
the guardian dog
shouts for help





今朝の Japan Times によると名古屋城にも
58年ぶりに12月の雪!




A sunny spell, but more than 30 cm of snow still in the garden.
Snow on Nagoya Castle, the last time that happened in December was 58 years ago.

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大垪和 。。。道の駅に戻る - Michi no Eki - BACK

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worldkigo

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ah! Gabi,

So cruel of you to take pics of the poor guardian dogs, when in fact you should have been rescuing them. :)

Regards,
Kamesh

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Judy Kamilhor said...

still on the job --
guardian dogs up to
their necks in snow

kami

Happy Holidays, Gabi sensei and Haiku-kun!

Judy Kamilhor said...

and not to forget the mama cat, too.

. Gabi Greve said...

Evolving discussion:

this is lovely but wouldn't we say the guard dog in English?
S.

I think we would normally say guard dog in English, but "guardian dog" is an arresting phrase and seems--to me, at least--to work here.
B.

Guardian dog is an Asian term and Gabi san lives in Japan. Poetry should not have to conform to the
colloquial schemata of English speaking poets.
A beautifully written poem, Gabi san!

robert wilson
usa/philippines

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WHCworkshop/message/49670

ooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Thanks for your comments.
I will write about the guardian dogs (koma inu) in my Daruma Museum as soon as I can.

GABI

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. Gabi Greve said...

I would even think the the guard dog cannot shout he can only bark ...
oops after looking at him I guess he is a guardian and he can shout....ah snow how nice,Gabi

we are in the biggest wind storm no sleeping tonight..
aloha
S.

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Take care, my friend from Hawaii.

Here are some links to the Guardian Dog

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guardian dogs (koma inu) and guardian deities (Nio-o) are everywhere in Japan.

I will write about them in my Daruma Museum as soon as I find time.
Meanwhile, look at these links.

Lions and Guardian Dogs
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shishi.shtml

Animal guardians
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shrine-guide-2.shtml

Nio-O
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/nio.shtml

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. Gabi Greve said...

Yeti! the guardian dogs bound in snow

Who will protect you from the Yeti, dear Gabi san, now that the
guardian dogs are snowbound!?

snowflake: lint in Buddha's navel?

KEEP WARM

ai... chibi

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Thanks, Chibi san,

I keep watching the Buddha from my warm kotatsu, and the yeti is far away in Tibet!

Gabi :o)

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. Gabi Greve said...

Gabiさま
 ワァオー! 狛犬が埋もれている。

雪かき、雪下ろし、お気をつけてね。ガビさん。

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大丈夫、大丈夫。元気にしています。

ガビ

http://blog.livedoor.jp/senior21/archives/50274224.html#comments

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. Gabi Greve said...

More Comments:

The references you gave us that I looked at for guardian dogs were all made of stone.
I am wondering how they could shout.
V.

via imagination or the use of one as a metaphor ... ah, poetry
R.

ooo ooo ooo

And then Gabi:

one of the dogs/lions/Nio-O has his mouth open, alpha, the beginning

the other has his mouth shut, omega, the end


Here is still more about that mystery

http://indiasaijikiworlkhaiku.blogspot.com/2005/01/aum.html

from WHCworkshop

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. Gabi Greve said...

here is one more guradian dog head from our local shrine.
. Our Local Shrine .

I should write a haiku about him too, his mossy face in the late
sunshine for just a few seconds,

in the limelight
for two seconds <>
photographer,s luck!


GABI

ooo ooo ooo ooo ooo

Dear Gabi san

Your use of "limelight" in connection with moss is joyfull!

moss mane for the guardian dog -- limelight
(thus inspired my muse)

bow

ai... chibi

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sakuo said...

もう今朝は雪の下かな?
大雪のお見舞い申し上げます。

お~さむ~

sakuo

sakuo said...

東京もものすごい風です。
植木鉢ゴミ箱が飛び回っています。
近くの歯医者に行くのも風でやっとです。

日本海側は大変だと思います。

sakuo