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by vespera

it is a really interesting idea to write in a acrostic form for the hidden meanings of the verses spelled out in the first letter of ea...

it is first off, a joy to see something insightful written about the classical chinese writings. there are three aspects i would like t...

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Longing by moyanII Longing :iconmoyanii:moyanII 12 1 Do You Hear? by moyanII Do You Hear? :iconmoyanii:moyanII 9 2
Collection of Daybreak
potosu ue yoake no tuyu wo toreru kana
on the pothos-
let's collect some dew
from the daybreak!
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The Fat Peter Piper
yamabito no fuebuki tani ni nokori yuki
the recluse blowing on a flute-
last snow upon the valley
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Purple Cradle
murasaki no yurikago kara sora nagame keri
From the purple cradle
I gaze at the sky
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hosomichi ya juuryoku wo toru ojousan
narrow roads-
a lady carefully maintaining her balance
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rouboku no kanmuri ya ani no kataguruma
The crown of the old tree-
Piggy back ride on my elder brother
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A Page in the Myriads of Stars by moyanII A Page in the Myriads of Stars :iconmoyanii:moyanII 3 1
haikuwrimo April 2015
handoru ni pinku ribon wo chuugoku e
A pink ribbon on the handle,
To China I go.
ruggeji ni kore sore are wo asa no biu
To my luggage,
This, that and those-
Morning drizzle
suzume tachi eda de shaberu ya jiko no michi
The sparrows chat on the branches-
Accident on the road
oyu no naka dango muttsu no warutsu kana
In boiling water,
six dumplings
dancing waltz
zenseki ni umareta neko ni nishib
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haikuwrimo summer 2013
hisashiburi haiku no rimo ya taikai e
after so long
a haikuwrimo-
to convention
hato sawagi kyannon no hana ochi ni nari
pigeons making a din,
cannon flowers shatter to the ground
yaki sake ni roozumarii ya neko no nyao
Rosemary to grilled salmon-
the cats meow
cha no naka ni minto ukabu ya seisho yomu
mint leaves floating on the tea-
reading the Bible
hakushon de
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Pillow and Bolster by moyanII Pillow and Bolster :iconmoyanii:moyanII 7 1
obentou yo otouto wo ou yabu no naka
Hey, your lunchbox!
i chase my little brother in the thicket
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Milky Clouds by moyanII Milky Clouds :iconmoyanii:moyanII 19 5
Punggol Park - A Haiku Excursion
basutei de fantomu no uta kuroi kumo
Phantom's song at the bus stop-
dark clouds
shougatsu no mikka no sono ame komori
Third day of the first month
in a garden,
trapped by the rain.
sazanami ya ike no mawari ni ashi shigeru
water ripples,
all around the pond reeds proliferate.
itozame ni joggingu no hitori kana
among the threads of rain,
all alone.
echi di bi no sobyou to mimi ni emu pi suri
sketch of the HDB apartments
and ears full of MP3
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The Light of Spring by moyanII The Light of Spring :iconmoyanii:moyanII 222 18 Karaoke prizes by moyanII Karaoke prizes :iconmoyanii:moyanII 7 0

Journal History



Issa 8

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2013, 7:47 AM


kobayashi Issa

daiko hiki daikon de michi wo oshie keri

with the harvested radish,
he pointed at the way to go.


it's the season for harvesting the radish and issa was a newcomer who needed direction from a local who knows the way, but everyone was busy at their job of plucking out the their precious crop.

finally he found this farmer who had just successfully unearthed one of his radishes who would tell him the way by pointing with the radish he was holding in his hand.

this is indeed an expertly chosen snapshot of a farmer's life that shows the diligence in their work and the hospitality and kindness showed to a mere traveller.
it also conveys some feelings of uncertainty issa felt while he was on his journey, although the mood was tinted by his usual sense of humor.


i'm just a rather new haijin but the deviantART literary community had decided to bestow upon me the honor to represent "haiku and eastern poetry" in the projecteducate's week of poetry form.

an interview was conducted and posted in BeccaJS's journal:

PE: Interview with some dA haiku masters

anyway, i am no master of haiku ^^;
i am just the 'farmer' who had worked hard, and when you ask me the way, i will point the way to the best of my knowledge.
also, with the fruit of my labour: my collection of haiku in the gallery.


the clubs i joined:

my default account where i post my visual art :iconmoyan:

my art projects:
project Resonance
project Rendevous
The Law for the Wolves
the 5th season
project KARUTA 2007
KARUTA cards available for sale
Ink Fragrance
Snow in Singapore
  • Listening to: spirited away by hisaishi joe
  • Reading: the giant book of facts and trivia by isaac asimov
  • Eating: LAYS bbq flavored potato chips
  • Drinking: blueberry ribena with lemon


Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
study of japanese language together with apprenticeship in haiku-writing is a long-standing hobby.

painting is another love of my life. i haven't been able to shake it off no matter how tied down by other affairs in real life.

traditional paintings were done using chinese ink on rice paper. i also do graphite and color pencil drawings, as well as digital art by photoshop 7.0.

see my other artwork at the default dA art account: :iconmoyan:




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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019
Hello there; Are you familiar with the works of Riadorana?
Riadorana (Ruby Alcarin) | DeviantArt
Here is a recent example: ChouDaiBouken No Satoshi To Pikachu
moyanII Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
no i'm not familiar.
Bengtzone Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2019
I see; Sorry for bothering you!
Feel free to leave a comment for the artist herself to read.
picaroinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your profile is a treasure trove. Your collection of seventeen syllables has unending joy.

Please make me your apprentice!
moyanII Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I am looking for a sensei myself...  siragiku san no longer comes to dA.
But, I'm glad to delight you with my idiosyncrasies. :)
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