Sumi-e and Haiku

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WATER LILIES, MY KARMA

 

ROOTS IN THE MUD - REACHING FOR THE SUN

 

LET ME BE LIKE YOU

MARDI GRAS - OUR SAMSARA

 

FORGED HAPPINESS ON THE SURFACE

 

HIDING THE QUIET WATERS

STREAMERS MASCARADING

 

BUBBLES OF CHAMPAGNE

 

THE BLISS OF TOMORROW?

YELLOW SEA OATS

 

LOVINGLY CARESS THE SHORE

 

HARMONY IN MOTION

These Haiku are written in

 5 - 7 -  5   syllables per line.  

  *A haiku should not use metaphor or simile;

   *it should not be about the past or the future.

    *A haiku expresses an intimate moment of experience. The be-here-now quality of haiku is what makes it a Zen art.

 

The form was developed by a Zen monk named Basho (1644-1694).  A haiku is a tiny poem that captures the sensations and mood of a moment. Give it a try yourself sometime.

 

BAMBOO GROWING TALL

NOT MEANT TO FIT

INTO A SQUARE SILVER BOX

Mandala 3 wc12