Feb 26, 2014 tanka prompt: bamboo fountain, also called Shishi-odoshi (deer scarer) Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden (Kath)

By Kathabela Wilson on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:31pm
Feb 26, 2014 prompt: bamboo fountain, (photo inspiration above)
also called Shishi-odoshi (deer scarer) Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden
 Just near the entrance to the exquisite teahouse, 
at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden… 
there is a bamboo fountain. 
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The soothing sight of it remains in memory long after, 
as does the sound of water. 
The Japanese word for this fountain 
means “deer scarer” because the balance and movement 
as it emtis and fills is meant to scare animals 
that might disturb the delicate balance of the garden.
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 At this garden. 
I heard the sound of water, 
but so far not a clacking sound and sudden movement. 
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We did see and hear that on our trips to Japan. 
But it has a unction of refreshment and symbolism near the entrance to the teahouse. 
What has been your experience with bamboo fountains such as this… 
how do they sound and move in your tanka ?
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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151874339885518&set=oa.600366666717202&type=3&theater This is a very satisfying and beautiful poetic sight in the garden, the lotus shaped bowl fills with water… from the beautiful bamboo.)
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remembering sounds

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tranquil soothing water sounds 

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restored hearts rhythm

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healing sound ~ water trickling

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tranquil heart and soul
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