4/19/2005

Drought (hideri)

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Drought (hideri)

***** Location: Japan, other regions
***** Season: Late Summer, see below
***** Category: Heavens


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Explanation

.. .. .. drought, hideri, 旱

drought, kanbatsu 旱魃
fields during a drought, withered fields, hiderida 旱田
..... hideribatake 旱畑(ひでりばたけ)
hiderigusa 旱草(ひでりぐさ)plants in a drought


long drought, great drought, taikan 大旱


natsu hideri 夏旱(なつひでり)summer drought
hideri tsuzuki 旱続き(ひでりつづき) continuous drought

hiderizora 旱空(ひでりぞら)sky in a drought
..... kanten 旱天(かんてん)
hiderigumo 旱雲(ひでりぐも)clouds in a drought


hideridoshi 旱年(ひでりどし)year with drought




Fields withered by the cold is a kigo for winter.
Withered Plants (karekusa)


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kigo for all autumn

aki hideri 秋旱 (あきひでり) drought in autumn


.SAIJIKI ... HEAVEN
Kigo for Autumn



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kigo for all winter

fuyuhideri, fuyu hideri 冬旱 (ふゆひでり) drought in winter
kanhideri, kan hideri 寒旱(かんひでり)drought in the cold


.SAIJIKI ... HEAVEN
Kigo for Winter
 



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.. .. .. .. .. What is a drought?
A drought is defined as "a period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently prolonged for the lack of water to cause serious hydrologic imbalance in the affected area." -
Glossary of Meteorology (1959).

In easier to understand terms, a drought is a period of unusually persistant dry weather that persists long enough to cause serious problems such as crop damage and/or water supply shortages. The severity of the drought depends upon the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration, and the size of the affected area.

There are actually four different ways that drought can be defined.
Meteorological-a measure of departure of precipitation from normal. Due to climatic differences, what might be considered a drought in one location of the country may not be a drought in another location.

Agricultural-refers to a situation where the amount of moisture in the soil no longer meets the needs of a particular crop.

Hydrological-occurs when surface and subsurface water supplies are below normal.

Socioeconomic-refers to the situation that occurs when physical water shortages begin to affect people.

What are the impacts of a drought?
Lack of rainfall for an extended period of time can bring farmers and metropolitan areas to their knees. It does not take very long; in some locations of the country, a few rain-free weeks can spread panic and affect crops. Before long, we are told to stop washing our cars, cease watering the grass, and take other water conservation steps. In this situation, sunny weather is not always the best weather.

................. Read more about it here:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/science/drought.php?wfo=fgz


NOAA's Drought Information Center
National Drought Monitor Graphic Image
Palmer Drought Index Graphic


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Worldwide use

Australia
Australian Saijiki : drought
topic for haiku


drought -
wind sweeps the stones
in the temple pond


long drought -
boulder lichen
holds on


Lorin Ford, Australia, 2009


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California
On the California coast a "dry season" lasts from the end of the rainy season in April until the rains commence again in November (dates approximate because El Nino, La Nina, dry spells and droughts have to be factored in).

In the dry season, the grass on the foothills dries of to a light oche--one Stanford author called them 'lion colored'.
Linda Papanicolaou



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Germany

Nicht ein Vogel singt
im sonnenverbrannten Feld.
Fern der dunkle Wald.


Beate Conrad
Sommer 2009



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Things found on the way


................................ Dry Spell
In Ireland... a dry spell is that 5 minutes' break you get between the showers! And it can occur any day of the year.

Isabelle Prondzynski

............. After a long Dry Spell

> stars between the clouds-
> a broken umbrella lies
> in the puddle

Wlodzimierz Holsztynski
http://haiku.cc.ehime-u.ac.jp/~shiki/shiki.archive/html/9511/0209.html

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HAIKU


after the drought
faces lift
to the sky

M. Shanna Moore, Hawaii

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大海のうしほはあれど旱かな
Taikai no ushio wa aredo hideri kana

The water is deep  
ln the ocean;  
Drought in the land

It was written in 1904, when Kyoshi was 31 years old.
http://www.kyoshi.or.jp/work/e-work3.htm

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pouring here and there
words everywhere -
still the drought lingers


Louise Linville (Caladyelle)

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drought --
an ancient lake bed
swallows a traveler


© Chibi 2007 知美

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Related words

***** Water shortage



The regular DRY SEASON of tropical areas is a different thing.

. SAIJIKI for tropical regions



.SAIJIKI ... HEAVEN
Kigo for Summer
 

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6 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Water... too much, too little...
and yet the sound of the frog's jump can make me leap with joy!

tsunami-hurricane-drought: titans stir again

. Read more about this topic from CHIBI .

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. Gabi Greve said...

Drought forces Kenyan nomads to rethink traditions


For centuries Kenya's pastoralists have criss-crossed the arid plains of eastern Africa, moving with their families and herds in search of water and grazing pastures ...

. Read the full article here, January 13, 2006 .

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Anonymous said...

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drought, still. . .
the garden truss, hung
with prayers


chris eichenberger, australia

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/simply_haiku/message/17938

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Isabelle said...

Thank you, Njoroge, for this heart-felt haiku :

a cracked-
backed earth
desperation for rain

~ Anthony Njoroge

Kenya Forum said...

It is so dusty and some poor villagers have badly been dismayed by the failed rains.
Women fetch water about ten kilometres from their homes,while at the same time the water they fetch is not as important as the place , partiulaly the kambas [my tribe ] are badly affected by famine.
It is sad:


dusty cloud
all over the dry places-
pathetic sight

malnourished dog
on my visit unable to bark loud-
coutable ribs

thin cows and goats
being driven to a dead stream-
struggling hooves

under the huge mugumo tree
women cue for tear-drop well-water-
cemetery silence

worried farmer
unthutches granary to feed cows-
carcas on a tree

in the church service
uncoordinated hymn tones-
thin faces

pray for kenya, you haiku family
wambua harrison

Gabi Greve / Kenya Saijiki said...

drought haiku from Kenya

Shiki Kukai September 2012

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kenyasaijiki/message/4583

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