Haiku thread

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Larry
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Re: Haiku thread

Post by Larry » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Nice one. Has a slight taste of the Thomas Gospel. Or maybe just my projection.

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by KeithA » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:52 pm

Larry wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:49 pm
Nice one. Has a slight taste of the Thomas Gospel. Or maybe just my projection.
Interesting that you say that...I have been reading a book about that period of Christianity. Maybe it was my projection!

As to the topic (written yesterday):

Sangha day today
Smiling faces and lots of food
Pouring rain oustside


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You make, you get.

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by KeithA » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:36 pm

Warm humid morning
Up and down, 108 times
Birds just waking up


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Re: Haiku thread

Post by desert_woodworker » Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:28 pm

Dry-Monsoon Haiku

(a fantasy)

by: Joe

Is this really drought?:
Cat, drinking from the rain gauge!
All's always been well.

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by guo gu » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:41 am

hi all,

recently i began a correspondence with an inmate practitioner named michael horaku winkler and he writes poems and haikus. i'd like to share three of his haikus with you all, three that i received so far, thereby creating an opportunity for him to make a karmic connection to you all:

in spasmadic flight
gracefully upon the wind
butterflies tango.

what you see is this
nothing stands as permanent
& clouds never die.

suffering exists
because we persist
to walk around with closed fists.

enjoy!
guo gu

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by fuki » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:54 pm

guo gu wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:41 am
hi all,

recently i began a correspondence with an inmate practitioner named michael horaku winkler and he writes poems and haikus. i'd like to share three of his haikus with you all, three that i received so far, thereby creating an opportunity for him to make a karmic connection to you all:

in spasmadic flight
gracefully upon the wind
butterflies tango.

what you see is this
nothing stands as permanent
& clouds never die.

suffering exists
because we persist
to walk around with closed fists.

enjoy!
guo gu
Thanks for sharing Guo Gu.

Perhaps Michael would like - be inspired by one of Bob's poems/stories.

Prisoner and Key
[SPOILER]
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Metaphors for life are bountiful –
perhaps this one will still serve well:

we seem born into a prison,
each awakens in a cell.

Every cell is different, but
all share a certain something –

for one thing, they’re all jail.

Some will try to beautify their cells,
some will pound their heads against the walls,
some will even carve wise markings there
about how the cell isn’t really a cell,
or even suspect that the Jailer
is not other than themselves.

Who knows how or when or why,
but a key may slide between the bars
some random night that turns just right.

Locks tumble, rusty doors creak,
then furtive footsteps in the dark –

Free!

Most such lucky inmates
beat a fast path to the light,
but now and then an odd one
sticks around to share that key –

for some mysterious reason,
it just feels somehow right.

Once outside in free fresh air,
it may occur to some of them that
they were never really bound, or that
it was all a weird nightmare from which
they’ve mercifully been spared;

while in the yard,
through the prison bards,
the rumor spreads about a key,
and yet for most, this prison life
meanders onward, aimlessly.

Will you be one of those
who won’t look back until
you yourself are free;

or perhaps the rare one who
returns to help, right down
to the last detainee?

In any case,
for those that
dare to contemplate

“Who or what’s to liberate?”

that question,
if they stick with it,
turns out to be the Key.
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meldpunt seksueel misbruik in boeddhistische gemeenschappen.
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Re: Haiku thread

Post by Dan74 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:11 pm

Good to see this thread going!

Morning mist over soaked fields.
A lone heron lifts his beak -
Ah! Another frog.

Aka spike

Re: Haiku thread

Post by Aka spike » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:22 pm

toshidoshi ya
saru ni kisetaru
Saru no men

Year after year
On the monkey's face,
A monkey's mask.

-Basho

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by Dan74 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:01 pm

not a haiku..

Mist blankets autumn fields again.
Corn stalks and dry leaves.
And on the other side
Ripe black sunflowers.

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Re: Haiku thread

Post by guo gu » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:47 pm

another one from hokoru... one close to the prison life:

sun hangs low in horizon
its light dampened by the mist
someone screams down the hall...

be well,
guo gu

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