Posts tagged ‘zen’

March 2, 2020


by HemmingPlay

Sooner or later
each of us asks
did I have a purpose?
What was I born to?

I had such a moment this morning.
Each of my life’s 2. 22 billion seconds
had to have gone exactly as it did
to bring me to this,

to experience the flock of warblers
that burst out of the sky
into the middle of my morning, singing
of their wild and precious lives–

up from Mexico, or Central America,
bonded in struggle from all those days aloft,
looking for food,
for grass and moss for a nest.

The things prayers are made of,
for this moment.


August 3, 2016

Absolute: Zen

by Anita Lubesh

Inspired by things to do by Leonard Durso

Is it the wind ‘s form
that makes the sound of
the clouds?

Listen for those
invisible things
out of reach
to those of us
that remain
out of touch
with ourselves.

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December 31, 2015

The Narrow Road (Farewell) – Haibun

by Georgia

lamplight perspective_2

Today is the last time I will sign my posts 2015.  So many many things happened in this passing year;  wonderful beautiful moments woven together with terribly tragic moments creates in me sensations of starkness, like some fantastic loudly painted mural that perhaps only Picasso might have created.  I will remember it as a year of rapid and impetuous change and as the year I published my first book of waka.  I will remember it as the year I made many wonderful friends and felt the warmth of a loving family both real and virtual.  I will remember the desolation of death that visited twice in a few short months.

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November 18, 2015

A Ripe Strawberry – Haibun

by Georgia

four seasons_small framed

Walking along the blossoming fields in a spring dawn, enjoying the singing forests of the masts in the port in summer, a carpet of coloured leaves on green in autumn and the stark beauty of sleeping trees and snow, which season is my favourite?

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November 2, 2015

A Passing – November 2, 2015

by Georgia

Hello …

I would like to thank everyone for being close to me and my family in these difficult days.

We held my husband Luciano’s commemoration ceremony Saturday morning and then invited the participants over to the house so that they could toast him, celebrate his life and see his art work.  It was a by-invitation only commemoration.    He didn’t like funerals and always said he’d prefer not to have a funeral at all … but we felt a commemoration ceremony accompanied by Erik Satie’s music giving his family and friends the chance to say goodbye was an acceptable compromise.  We’re sure he would have enjoyed the at-home exhibition.

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October 19, 2015

(A Solitary Beach) – Cascade Form

by Georgia


On a solitary beach I watch the waves
Their swelling and ebbing reminds me of life
In this moment that is the here and now

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August 20, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Sedated and
Listening to
The slow thump
Of my heart.

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August 31, 2012

Sorrow: Haiku.

by Author

You can contain only that

much joy in you, as much as

sorrow you’ve been living with.