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Kokuu
11-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Dear all

My friend, the haiku poet Jan Benson (https://senryu.life/index-of-poets/80-index-b/benson,-jan.html) died earlier this week. I heard from her family last night although feared for the worst when her social media accounts were all closed down after the weekend.

Anyway, here are some of her poems, and one of mine I wrote for her earlier this year.

migrant moon...
walking from weeds
into weeds

remeasuring bigotry Christchurch mosque

the pond
holds a half moon
theology of bones

tidal flats
the quarter-tones
of a sandpiper

crescent moon and her silk blouse a zephyr swells

the thrum
of stars in my bones
hadron collider


Mine:

the resilience
of violets
grandmother moon


Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

allwhowander
11-01-2019, 05:46 PM
Dear all

My friend, the haiku poet Jan Benson (https://senryu.life/index-of-poets/80-index-b/benson,-jan.html) died earlier this week. I heard from her family last night although feared for the worst when her social media accounts were all closed down after the weekend.

Anyway, here are some of her poems, and one of mine I wrote for her earlier this year.

migrant moon...
walking from weeds
into weeds

remeasuring bigotry Christchurch mosque

the pond
holds a half moon
theology of bones

tidal flats
the quarter-tones
of a sandpiper

crescent moon and her silk blouse a zephyr swells

the thrum
of stars in my bones
hadron collider


Mine:

the resilience
of violets
grandmother moon


Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-Metta to you and your friend's family, Kokuu. Very sorry for your loss.

Thank you for sharing.

Gassho2
Kim
St

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Risho
11-01-2019, 05:50 PM
Those are beautiful Kokuu

Sorry for your loss

Gassho

Rish
-stlah

Kyonin
11-01-2019, 06:57 PM
Very beautiful, Kokuu.

Thank you for sharing. Lets sit and practice metta for Jan and her family.

Gassho,

Kyonin
Sat/LAH

Kyōsen
11-01-2019, 06:58 PM
the thrum
of stars in my bones
hadron collider
I really love this one! Thank you for sharing your friend's beautiful poems with us, Kokuu. Although I didn't know her, I'm glad this life got to coincide with hers on this spinning marble around the sun.

Gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā!

Gassho
Sen
Sat|LAH

Meitou
11-01-2019, 09:16 PM
So sorry to read this Kokuu, metta to you, and to all of Jan's family and friends.
Her poetry is beautiful, unusual and deep, thank you so much for sharing her with us.
Gassho
Meitou
sattodaylah

Byokan
11-02-2019, 07:42 AM
Thank you for sharing these, Kokuu. I checked out that link; such wonderful poems! I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Metta for Jan and all whose lives were touched by her.

Gassho
Byōkan

Kotei
11-02-2019, 09:45 AM
Thank you.
Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.

Nenka
11-02-2019, 04:48 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Lovely poems.

Gassho

Nenka

ST

Heiso
11-04-2019, 03:01 PM
Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, Kokuu. I will sit for her.

Gassho,

Neil

StLah