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Haiku: In Praise Of Sakura And Taiko...

"Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart." Shinichi Suzuki 

Haiku: In Praise Of Sakura And Taiko...
Haiku: In Praise Of Sakura And Taiko...

Sakura! Praises...
Lifted by the Taiko sounds
Like the heart's murmur...



Today, the word is Sakura (Japan)

What is Carpe DiemBlog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman,  describes it as:  "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"



 

Sakura is the name for both the famous Japanese Cherry Blossoms and the traditional folkloric music...  Taiko is the name for the equally famous Japanese drums. This celebration is of Japanese music and while I've shown the Cherry Blossom tree,  music resonate through and in everything.
More below!


"Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." Kahlil Gibran

Haiku: In Praise Of Sakura And Taiko...


Giant drums, fast beats...
Steady, Ready for the dance
Of soaring spirits...


Some Food for Thought: Do you love folk lore music like Sakura? Are you familiar with Sakura and Taiko?  Take a moment to contemplate what traditional music means to you? Love and Peace in 2013.

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs:  Sakura, Taiko, Giant Taiko via Wikipedia, or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


26 comments:

  1. Here's to fragrant music... :-)

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  2. fragrant music indeed! ^^ i always love the quotes and notes to go with the haiku. perhaps i should reflect on what my country's traditional music really means to me.. or attempt to connect with it ^^

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  3. Music tradition
    Bursting like over ripe fruit
    Notes in every bud

    JzB

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  4. For me, the music and art of a culture shows the heart and life of the people more than anything else. I'm not so familiar with Sakura and Taiko, but you have inspired me to explore... :-)

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  5. What a wonderful tribute to the Sakura by these Taiko. Awesome haiku especially the first one. For sure that first one is a gemstone.

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  6. so many of the traditions of Asian countries are based in such beauty,,..I love this one

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  7. I remember creating haiku when I was in high school for our creative writing class. Also, thank you for sharing a link about the word cloud :)

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  8. Now I truly know the meanings of SAKURA. I thought it was just a simple Japanese name. Never knew it has a deeper meaning.

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  9. I use to write haiku when I was writing for Triond. Its fun creating rhythmic collection of words that conveys deeper meaning.

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  10. Usually I would associate Sakura flowers with calming music. But the sound of drums would be good too :)

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  11. Sakura reminds me of the cartoon/anime I love to watched back then. I always love to see Cherry Blossoms.

    Mommy Maye2

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  12. Music speaks to the heart and so is an universal language... Looking forward to your musical series...

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  13. I can hear the beating of the drums with your words. :-)

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  14. Oh I just love the second image! I hope to travel to Japan one day. :D

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  15. I love the cherry blossom tree! I would love to travel to Japan just to see these!

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  16. It's really important to know our own music. I remember we had Mindanao folk music lessons back in UP. They're better than some modern songs, in my opinion. :-)

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  17. This feels to have such a deep and poignant emotive quality.
    Thanks for this piece.

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  18. If ever I go to Japan, I hope it is around Sakura season.

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  19. I hope I could visit Japan and witness the Cherry Blossoms bloom.

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  20. Haiku, I remember struggling to create some in high school but had the drive to write and it was a fulfilling experience.

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  21. Cherry blossoms are also one of the most well love flower. Like your haiku as well.

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  22. Sakura trees really are so beautiful! And music inspired by them for me is dainty and like a lullaby. :-)

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