TBD on Ning

Since my interest in the Haiku form arose out of my exploration of mindfulness, most of my efforts will somehow fall under that heading. So rather than try to force-fit them into previously existing discussions, I will start my own. I make no pretense now, of understanding the nuances of the form other than the 5/7/5 requirement, so I guess they will mostly be "basterdizations". So be it, sometimes the message trumps the format. That being said, I promise to take the time to at least try to understand the rules that I may be breaking. I will start by collecting here the few that have been offered elsewhere.

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Coming and going,

Waterfowl, no traces, no plans.

Tao does as it is.

           ~  With a little help from Dogen Zenji

future in balance

humanity tracks in sand

change blows across us

Vigilant robin.

Focused fully on the hunt.

Bane of the wild worm.

red breasted robin

feasted on early morn worms

fruit for first in line

Slivers of silver

Moonlight slips through cloud cover.

Thus arrives wisdom.

Gorgeous, PTB!

Letting it all go,
finding what is left to me.
I have everything.

What a wonderful place to be! 

I can't seem to get there any longer. But I leave a door open...

i'm unrecognizable
most of all to me

Four A. M.; black, bleak.

Time arrested by despair.

Dawn comes anyway.

Seven ten a.m.

darkness hangs as sun beckons

daily light returns

some say the darkest

lie just before the brightest - 

new years wish to all

Happy New Year to you and yours, ever-kind M. 

peace in this moment
joy in the act of living
mindful acceptance

I was reading a short poem by Mary Swigonsky about a 13 century Zen nun (Mugai Nyodai) and I realized that the last 3 lines formed a striking haiku,

the bottom fell out

Where water does not collect

the moon does not dwell




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