Tag Archives: Zen

Stream of Consciousness

Well, it’s been a while since I posted anything – more like a few haiku a year now, rather than a haiku a day. Anyway, here is my first spring haiku for this year. Returning warblers, Sing like there’s no … Continue reading

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Resurrection:

A broom gently sweeps, Sunlight falls on tiny buds – Heat haze on tarmac

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08.02.15 Sesshin

Breathing together, Waves lapping at the shore – Seep into the sand.

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Objective/subjective.

Another interesting quote from the haiku master Matsuo Basho is, ‘the problem with most poetry is that it is either subjective or objective’. At first this seems crazy. Surely it has to be one or the other? But, what he … Continue reading

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Inter-being:

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 … Continue reading

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Stillness and fruition:

Fluffy willow seeds, Floating in all directions – Strawberries ripen.

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Discovery:

Ox-eye daisies dance, On the verge of something great – They answer the wind.

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Drama:

Crashing into a wall, The car interrupts breakfast – Ripples in the tea.

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Zen:

Through a round window, Beside a comforting fire – A man drinking tea.

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