hidden in clouds
the Veiled Mount
in the misty dawn
somewhere near the Veiled Mount
a cuckoo calls
skiers descent the Veiled Mount
– iridescent chain
(c) G.s.k. ’14
I’m linking this to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai (click the link for the full post) … the prompt is Mount Fuji , which I’ve only seen in photographs so, with all the mountains I have around me, I thought I’d choose one of ours. The Veiled Mount is the mount (we can’t call it a hill, but I’m informed it’s not quite a proper mountain – Trentini are very particular about these details) got its name because it is often veiled in clouds. This photo is from a different angle than you usually see from my photos.
Here are some great haiku about Mount Fuji:
katatsuburi soro-soro nobore fuji no yama
inch by inch, climb
hatsu-gatsuo tsuide nagara mo fuji (no) yama
summer’s first bonito –
mannaka ni fuji sobietari kuni no haru
in the centre,
mount Fuji towers up:
spring in our country
fuji hitotsu uzumi nokoshite wakaba kana
only Mount Fuji
is not covered with them –
fresh new leaves
And here’s the great Basho:
fuji no kaze ya ogi ni nosete edo miyage
wind from Mount Fuji –
carrying it in my fan,
a souvenir for those in Edo
|Credits: Mount Fuji Woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)|
The iridescent chain of skiers is a wonderful image, as if they were jewellery the mountain wore, sparkling in the moonlight.
Thanks Blake … in the winter it’s nice to see these people come down the mountain with their flares under the moon light… it’s really a beautiful sight.
So beautiful Georgia — I have to echo Blake here re: the iridescent chain — but the cuckoo materializing from the mist is lovely too. 🙂
I like listening to the cuckoos in the morning … and of course that means we’re in summer 😉
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I love your series and photo…I too chose a mountain near me. Almost anxious to see snow on the mountains…a few here have started putting artificial snow.
Thanks … we still haven’t got snow on the mountains … last year we already had some in October!