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    The cheeky zen of lost poetry ideas; a haiku

    Sitting in zazen,
    Poems come. Just thoughts, don't grasp.
    Standing, I forget.

    Gassho,
    Nick
    Satlah

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    Hi Nick

    It's more of a senryu (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senry%C5%AB) than a haiku but not bad at all!

    You don't have to write in 5-7-5. That refers to Japanese morae (sound units) rather than English syllables which tend to be longer than morae.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
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    Feel free to message me if you wish to talk about issues around practicing with physical limitations. This is something I have been sitting with for a fair while and am happy to help with suggestions or just offer a listening ear.

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    Eishuu
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickbo View Post
    Sitting in zazen,
    Poems come. Just thoughts, don't grasp.
    Standing, I forget.

    Gassho,
    Nick
    Satlah


    Gassho
    Eishuu
    ST/LAH

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    You don't have to write in 5-7-5.
    I know but I find a strict structure helpful when I write. Thanks for the education, I hadn't heard the term senryu before.
    Gassho
    Nick
    Satlah



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