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moon in the water Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-26-2010 10:46 PM
the water does not try
to reflect the moon
and the moon has no desire
to be reflected
but when the clouds clear
there is the moon in the water
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In General moonlight and rain Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #137 New 10-21-2012 07:55 AM
moonlight and rain
Entre les gouttes et les arcades by Fred | Gilderic Photography

When the first dawn came
Like a cigarette in the rain
Heard the thunder miles away
Didn't think that it would work out this way
The storm came and it rained all night
Randy Crawford, Cigarette in the Rain

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I really need a raincoat
I really, really need a raincoat
I really, really, really need a raincoat
Counting Crows, Raining in Baltimore

I remember what he said about that town
He said I went to London once, came back
Wiped the tears from my eyes, looked out the window
And it was still pouring down
More of that rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
Rain, rain, rain
I'm gonna get a train
Never coming back again
Ian Hunter, Rain

I took shelter from a shower
And I stepped into your arms
On a rainy night in Soho
The Pogues, Rainy Night in Soho

All at sea again
And now my hurricanes
Have brought down this ocean rain
To bathe me again
Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain

It's raining again.

Usually September is the typhoon season in Japan. But September 2012 was the hottest September for more than 100 years. And typhoons are still coming late in October.

I've written about the rain before. About the rainy season in endless rain. And about the typhoon season in typhoon. And last week I wrote about the Kenji Miyazawa poem ame ni mo makezu in translating japanese | strong in the rain. There are some great songs about the rain. There are links to some cool ones in those posts and there are a few more below.

Tales of Moonlight and Rain by Akinari Ueda is an 18th century collection of stories. A movie adaptation called Ugetsu was made in 1953. It was directed by by Kenji Mizoguchi. It's a classic of Japanese cinema.

I've been told recently that I've become an ame otoko, 雨男. A rain man. When I go outside it starts to rain. When I get off a train it starts to rain.

It's raining again.


music and background articles

Randy Crawford, Cigarette in the Rain

Counting Crows, Raining in Baltimore

Ian Hunter, Rain

The Pogues, Rainy Night in Soho

Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Ugetsu parts 1 and 2

Triple ACE and Johannes Enders, Ugetsu

Ugetsu directed by Kenji Mizoguchi on youtube


photo: Entre les gouttes et les arcades by Fred | Gilderic Photography

my home page with a mirror of these blog posts plus other stuff: mooninthewater.net/aikido

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niall matthews 2012
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "moonlight and rain"
#2 10-29-2012 10:41 PM
niall Says:
Thank you Francis. Yes in some countries I would be lucky!
#1 10-22-2012 12:21 AM
aikishihan Says:
Being called a "rain man", you are singled out as a lucky charm. In America, the man who "brings the rain" causes significant prosperity for the company, and all who are involved. For me, however, the raindrops keep falling on my head. Thanks for the reminders of Japan's rainy season.

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