Carpe Diem daily prompt – Buddha

A green river flows,

After every meander –

The Buddha returns.

About Basho Barr

Inspired by the great Japanese Haiku master, Matsuo Basho, I try to capture a daily moment in a small but perfectly formed Haiku.
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16 Responses to Carpe Diem daily prompt – Buddha

  1. WabiSabi says:

    Ah… yes! Meandering does that !

  2. 4joy says:

    deep meaning here…..a mirror of life

  3. Welcome Basho Barr at Carpe Diem. I am glad that you have found your way to thid daily haiku meme. I am your host on Carpe Diem.
    What a wonderful haiku you have shared here with us. Very well done with a deeper spiritual layer hidden it. Thank you for sharing.


  4. JazzBumpa says:

    Very nice, indeed.

  5. Peripatetic Eric says:

    Maybe too literal but floating on a quiet river can definitely bring on a certain state of mind.

    • Basho Barr says:

      Absolutely! Canoeing on the river in summer is one of my favourite pastimes. This river was green because of stirred up deposits and represents the meandering emotions which distract us from that state of mind, but the Buddha state always returns. Thank you for your likes and comment.

      • Peripatetic Eric says:

        We love floating too, now in inflatable kayaks. Also, I meant my interpretation might have been too literal, not your haiku. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Basho Barr says:

        Yes, we have an inflatable canoe. It’s great. No worries – I understood. It just gave me an excuse to add some notes to the haiku ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ElizOF says:

    Beautiful… I love the return of Buddha at the end… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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