Category Archives: Haiku
A set of haiku on Politics
changing diapers Do what must be done. Who gets credit? Who cares? It’s like changing diapers. speak truth “Speak truth to power.” Teach! For a major change, speak truth to your neighbors. statecraft Statecraft … Continue reading
diesel and propane
He had dreams. Now diesel and propane give him bread and board. a haiku based on song by Sue Cunningham, sung at Calliope
A set of haiku on the Environment
Men and dogs dream cars and rabbits. Cats dream and the world turns. White cloud towers: built on black foundations. But they won’t last. The river is even wetter, and gray in a spring rain Old row houses: deferred maintenance. … Continue reading
Meditations on Land Form (A set of haiku on the Environment)
Land forms. Look, listen: this is how it happens. Uplifts make highlands. Erosion makes valleys. Bright peaks, shade dark, loud water, and boast, “I’m tallest.” Mountains boast. The fast stream won’t stop to listen. Relentless – snow, rain, a hard … Continue reading
Seasons Change (A set of haiku on the Environment)
A red scarf Under budding trees Lures snowflakes. Grass never Looks greener than in April snow. Early light, but chilly – it’s still Early spring. It can’t be snow on the sidewalk. Maybe apple blossoms. Rain at dusk Dampens streets. … Continue reading
See how all suffer. Each can help. To help one, helps All: interbeing.
A set of haiku on Buddhism
Early morning Chilly walk. No one talks Except the stream A snowflake falls Just missing the lake. Still Impermanent A light snow. Clouds Veil the hills. The hidden Sun still rises. Silent morning Thanks and praise for breakfast Will wait … Continue reading
I wrote this a Buddhist recitation. I chant it daily when I do my morning exercises. More than I could guess, I do in my years with MS. So … I have an attitude – gratitude.
Dawn of a new year. It’s hard and cold. The gentle lake is now frozen.
Fireflies in sync share their beautiful mating ritual.