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lotus-of-the-mtn
08-04-2018, 11:09 PM
inter-being

Compassionately
The wind caresses my skin
And I am empty

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just sit

Nothing to be done
Thoughts are like the passing clouds
Nothing to achieve

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fullness

I am empty of
only an independent
self; full of all life

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be here

Leaves are talkative
In silence you can hear them
Telling their story

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same river, different water

What is permanence
All is coming and going
Rising and falling

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blue skies

Thoughts may come to you
Like scattered clouds in the sky
Just let them dissolve

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Gassho
Tamber
SatToday

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Shokai
08-06-2018, 12:29 AM
gassho2

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-06-2018, 12:50 AM
gassho2Thank you, Shokai.

Could I ask what gassho2 is exactly?

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Jakuden
08-06-2018, 01:17 AM
Thank you, Shokai.

Could I ask what gassho2 is exactly?

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Beautiful haiku, thank you!

When an emoji is used in the main forum, it reads out on Tapatalk by its name. There are several Gassho emojis on the main forum that do not print here. Funny, I am so used to going back and forth between mobile and laptop that I know what they are, for the most part. Anyway, just take it as a bow, palms together [emoji120][emoji4]
Gassho
Jakuden
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Shokai
08-06-2018, 01:19 AM
Hi Tamber;

Thank you for asking. Maintain your inquisitive , beginner's mind and you'll feel right at home at Treeleaf in no time.

"Gassho" translates from Japanese as "Join hands at Palms." It is used as a respectful greeting or salutation. Much the same as Namaste is used in India. In physical practice it is performed by joining your hands together at the level of the lower half of your face and combine with a bow. A slight bow would be to lower your head or a deep bow to bend at the waist or a prostration to lower your entire body to the ground. But, all of this means nothing if you don't feel it in your heart. Check out this dictionary link (https://jisho.org/word/%E5%90%88%E6%8E%8C) to see the Kanji (Chinese Characters involved. Of course the 'gassho2' refers to the second of the three Smileys available on the drop down menu above.

In this case, I was so overjoyed by your excellent collection of Haiku That I had no words other than to display my feelings in this way.

well done and thank you,
gassho1, Shokai

stlah

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-06-2018, 01:24 AM
Ahhh! Okay! I knew what Gassho was, but I didn't realize that was for the emojis. Thank you for clarifying. I had read that the hands together with the bow was called gassho rei. Round here, does gassho itself pretty much cover that?

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Shokai
08-06-2018, 01:58 AM
pretty much [scared]

don't be surprised if somewhere along the way it changes and looks like a slider instead of a curve ball tho

gassho, Shokai

stlah

Kokuu
08-06-2018, 08:32 AM
gassho2

Thank you for your poems, Tamber! Zen and poetry has a long history with the hermit monk Ryokan writing some of my favourite work. Have you read Writing and Enjoying Haiku by Jane Reichhold? Is a wonderful book which helped me a lot with my own haiku writing.

still air
rose petals unfold
a butterfly

Gassho
Kokuu

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-06-2018, 04:03 PM
gassho2

Thank you for your poems, Tamber! Zen and poetry has a long history with the hermit monk Ryokan writing some of my favourite work. Have you read Writing and Enjoying Haiku by Jane Reichhold? Is a wonderful book which helped me a lot with my own haiku writing.

still air
rose petals unfold
a butterfly

Gassho
Kokuu

Well, I have two things to explore now. Ryokan and Jane Reichhold! I would love to expand my haiku. Poetry is what I write the most of and I'd like to publish what I can. I have many non-haiku poems as well.

Thank you for the recommendations, your kind words about my poetry, and for sharing that haiku with me. It's beautiful [emoji170]

Gassho
Tamber
Sat/LAH

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Kokuu
08-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Well, I have two things to explore now. Ryokan and Jane Reichhold! I would love to expand my haiku. Poetry is what I write the most of and I'd like to publish what I can. I have many non-haiku poems as well.

Ryōkan's book 'One Robe, One Bowl' is a great favourite of mine and I recommend it greatly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/441023.One_Robe_One_Bowl

My hut lies in the middle of a dense forest;
Every year the green ivy grows longer.
No news of the affairs of men,
Only the occasional song of a woodcutter.
The sun shines and I mend my robe;
When the moon comes out I read Buddhist poems.
I have nothing to report, my friends.
If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after
so many things.

-- Ryōkan Taigu (1758-1831)

There is a forum here for longer form poetry started by our member Tai Shi who has written several poetry books. It would be lovely if ever you felt like sharing your work there: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?15072-Big-Poetry&highlight=poetry

I don't know much about where to publish longer forms but can give you a list of contemporary haiku journals if you so desire!

Jane Reichhold (who is sadly no longer with us) left a online haiku course for anyone to use (The Bare Bones School of Haiku (https://ahapoetry.com/Bare%20Bones/bbtoc%20intro.html)) and a wonderful collection of articles to help writers: https://ahapoetry.com/all%20haiku%20info.html

Deep bows for your practice. It is always lovely to meet a fellow writer and there are more than a few others around Treeleaf!

Kokuu
-sattoday-

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-06-2018, 04:44 PM
Ryōkan's book 'One Robe, One Bowl' is a great favourite of mine and I recommend it greatly: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/441023.One_Robe_One_Bowl

My hut lies in the middle of a dense forest;
Every year the green ivy grows longer.
No news of the affairs of men,
Only the occasional song of a woodcutter.
The sun shines and I mend my robe;
When the moon comes out I read Buddhist poems.
I have nothing to report, my friends.
If you want to find the meaning, stop chasing after
so many things.

-- Ryōkan Taigu (1758-1831)

There is a forum here for longer form poetry started by our member Tai Shi who has written several poetry books. It would be lovely if ever you felt like sharing your work there: https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?15072-Big-Poetry&highlight=poetry

I don't know much about where to publish longer forms but can give you a list of contemporary haiku journals if you so desire!

Jane Reichhold (who is sadly no longer with us) left a online haiku course for anyone to use (The Bare Bones School of Haiku (https://ahapoetry.com/Bare%20Bones/bbtoc%20intro.html)) and a wonderful collection of articles to help writers: https://ahapoetry.com/all%20haiku%20info.html

Deep bows for your practice. It is always lovely to meet a fellow writer and there are more than a few others around Treeleaf!

Kokuu
-sattoday-Oh my goodness! Thank you so much! This is all wonderful information! I may very well share those poems there! I'm so glad I am also among other writers. We should do more discussing about this. Any time! Thank you for the bare bones page, I'm going to settle in with that right after this post!

I will be looking for Ryokan poetry now. Thank you, once more!

Gassho
Tamber
Sat/LAH

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Kyonin
08-06-2018, 06:54 PM
Thank you Tamber.

Gassho,

Kyonin

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-06-2018, 11:23 PM
Thank you Tamber.

Gassho,

KyoninYou're very welcome. I'm going to do a rewrite of them and share them back here.

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Getchi
08-07-2018, 01:56 AM
@lotus; lovely poetry, thankyou so much for sharing. Would love to see where you go with this format :)

KoKuu - Thankyou for those resources, wonderful!

Geoff.
SatToday / LaH.

Onkai
08-07-2018, 02:05 AM
Thank you, Tamber, for sharing your poetry and starting this thread, and thank you Kokuu, for for sharing the Bare Bones School of Haiku site and the love of Ryōkan Taigu's poetry

Gassho,
Onkai
Sat

Washin
08-07-2018, 04:05 AM
gassho2

Washin
sat today

Seishin
08-07-2018, 05:22 AM
gassho2

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-07-2018, 05:25 AM
gassho2

Thank you all for your kind words and reception. I'm editing them now. I'll do a comparison of them later on.

Gassho
Tamber
satlah

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Troy
08-14-2018, 07:21 PM
These are wonderful. Thank you


Sat2day

lotus-of-the-mtn
08-15-2018, 01:12 AM
These are wonderful. Thank you


Sat2dayThank you, Troy, for your kind words. It was my pleasure.

Gassho
Tamber
sat

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