A zafu is a Zen meditation cushion used for zazen (sitting meditation). This haiku is quite esoteric, illustrating the Zen understanding of emptiness and reality…….if it makes you curious, try reading some Shunryu Suzuki or maybe Brad Warner.


Zafu side by side,

One occupied, two empty –

Three flowers blooming.


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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