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  1. #51
    Morning news sweeps day
    As I linger in my cave,
    No gift above, nothing saved,

    Day unfolds in blue
    Sky with information done
    In print black as rave,

    I wander pages
    With my hand so strong and weak
    Morning news again is grave.

    Tai Shi
    sat/lah
    Gassho
    My poem

    "June 13
    Directly it is said that not a single thing exists, and yet we
    see the entire universe nothing has ever been hidden."
    ed. by Josh Bartok
    Last edited by Tai Shi; 06-13-2019 at 08:27 AM. Reason: correction
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

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    The dog barks,
    possum hears it,
    Home again.

    One fat crow,
    one dead branch
    the chicks are due!!!



    Gassho,
    GEoff.
    SAtToday
    LaH.
    Nothing to do? Why not Sit?

  3. #53
    summer rain
    indoor ants
    waiting

  4. #54
    Summer breeze rustling through trees
    Song sparrow sings.
    Never the same note twice

    Gassho, Shinshi

    SaT-LaH
    Last edited by Shinshi; 06-26-2019 at 06:38 PM.
    空道 心志 Kudo Shinshi
    I am just a priest-in-training, any resemblance between what I post and actual teachings is purely coincidental.

  5. #55
    This is my first attempt at a Haiku. It was inspired by an experience I had yesterday while sitting Zazen on the bank of our bottom dam amongst a Dry Eucalypt Forest.

    Azure Kingfisher
    Piercing water interrupts
    Zazen is transformed


    Gassho
    Anna

    Sat today
    aka Anna Kissed
    Pronouns She/Her They/Them

  6. #56
    Lovely, Anna

    Gassho

    Sat today, lah
    求道芸化 Kyudo Geika
    I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

  7. #57
    Sitting in zazen
    Thoughts and feelings drift away
    At one with Nature.

    Gassho.
    Rob.

    ST

  8. #58
    pond and cloud and sky
    dragonfly
    fly, dragon - fly

    Gassho
    Kotei
    sat

    義道 冴庭 / Gidou Kotei.
    Being a novice priest doesn't mean that my writing about the Dharma is more substantial than yours. Actually, it might well be the other way round.

  9. #59
    Attempt No.2

    Wabi-sabi Self
    Zazen practice diligence
    Brings peace to the world


    Gassho
    Anna

    Sat today
    Last edited by Onka; 07-27-2019 at 11:46 PM. Reason: forgot to add Sat today
    aka Anna Kissed
    Pronouns She/Her They/Them

  10. #60
    first time as well. these are all lovely. here is my try:


    evening zazen
    sitting together, now
    many will be (n)one




    thank you for your time
    gassho
    krissy
    Last edited by krissydear; 07-29-2019 at 03:45 PM. Reason: should it be 'one' or 'none' ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissydear View Post
    first time as well. these are all lovely. here is my try:


    evening zazen
    sitting together, now
    many will be (n)one




    thank you for your time
    gassho
    krissy
    Meido Shugen
    明道 修眼

  12. #62
    Young finch batters gold
    Against window's bird in fear,
    Renouncing bright sun.

    Tai Shi
    sat/lah
    Gassho
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

  13. #63
    Morning stomach fill
    With grain, milk, yogurt—fine juice!
    Nourishing self, and fine mind,

    Sit quietly before White
    Buddha? Purity, Wisdom
    Body breath quiet

    We will fill sixth mind,
    Mindfulness wisdom gone
    Before, with knowledge!

    Tai Shi
    sat
    Gassho


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    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

  14. #64
    A packed carriage
    confused faces
    London in the rain

  15. #65
    Garden spider
    Seeking cover
    Late September.

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  16. #66
    Chanting sutras
    Robe on head
    Fancy a sandwich?

    - my wife came into the room mid jukai ceremony to ask if I wanted a sandwich, she didn't bat an eyelid that I was gasshoing and chanting or taking precepts
    . I could then hear her swearing in the kitchen trying to open a pickle jar. I found the juxtaposition amusing.

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  17. #67
    Haha! Brilliant!
    aka Anna Kissed
    Pronouns She/Her They/Them

  18. #68
    Quite minimal but imagine you can all guess
    what it is about!


    one footstep
    after another
    temple bell



    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
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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.

  19. #69
    Nine Canada geese
    Descending to land, wings still
    Paying attention


    Gassho
    stLAH
    James

  20. #70
    Morning yellow disk
    Into difficult sky rises
    Before back into spring.

    Another silver
    Moon descends in favor
    Of spring snow melt .

    Tai Shi
    sat
    Gassho


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    Last edited by Tai Shi; 03-14-2020 at 04:02 PM.
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

  21. #71
    I wrote it in Turkish but will try to translate English:

    tunç güz yaprağı
    soğuk toprak üstünde
    düşüyor hala

    bronze leaf of autumn
    on the cold earth
    still falling

  22. #72
    I tried another autumn haiku in spanish:

    hojas de colores cayendo
    último baile en el viento
    el invierno nunca llega

    ---

    colored leaves falling
    last dance in the wind
    winter never comes

    Gassho
    Ben

    Stlah

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  23. #73
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    Wanted to share this older haiku as I come back to it myself whenever I have a bout of insomnia...


    awake at 3 a.m.—
    the summer moon
    in a starless sky


    Gassho,
    Rob

    SatToday

  24. #74
    awake at 3 a.m.—
    the summer moon
    in a starless sky
    Lovely!
    ------------------------------------
    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.

  25. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by Horin View Post
    I tried another autumn haiku in spanish:

    hojas de colores cayendo
    último baile en el viento
    el invierno nunca llega

    ---

    colored leaves falling
    last dance in the wind
    winter never comes

    Gassho
    Ben

    Stlah

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    Nice! I don't know how you even start to write haiku in your second and third languages!

    Gassho

    Heiso
    StLah

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  26. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by Heiso View Post
    Nice! I don't know how you even start to write haiku in your second and third languages!

    Gassho

    Heiso
    StLah

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    Haha I like challenges, Heiso

    Gassho

    Ben


    Stlah

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  27. #77
    cherry blossoms---
    up to my ankles
    in moonlight

    Gassho,

    dan.

  28. #78
    What do I do next?
    Log in to Treeleaf, I guess.
    Three sentences now.

    gassho
    shonin sat today and lah
    I'm a visiting unsui from Bird Haven Zendo. Take what I say with a box of salt. Mmm!

  29. #79
    cherry blossoms---
    up to my ankles
    in moonlight
    Fine work! Is that original or did you draw on the poem by Jim Kacian (editor of this lovely anthology):

    ground fog
    up to my ankles
    in moonlight



    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.

  30. #80
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Fine work! Is that original or did you draw on the poem by Jim Kacian (editor of this lovely anthology):

    ground fog
    up to my ankles
    in moonlight



    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Thank you, Kokuu. I hadn't read Jim's ku, but he is a brilliant haikuist. if I had have read it I guess it would be honkidori?

    Gassho,

    dan.

  31. #81
    Hi Dan

    These kind of convergent haiku happen sometimes. Is interesting and not a bad thing to be writing in a similar way to someone as proficient as Jim!

    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.

  32. #82
    Ouch ouch ouch before

    Ouch ouch ouch after

    Eye surgery

  33. #83
    May I relive
    My days absolute with joy
    Knowing mindfulness.

    Tai Shi
    sat/ lah
    Gassho
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

  34. #84
    Walls with wonder live
    Each step magnified again
    And, again, I can see.

    Tai Shi
    sat
    Gassho
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snark View Post
    cherry blossoms---
    up to my ankles
    in moonlight
    Love this one Dan. Well done!

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -st-


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  36. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by RobD View Post
    Love this one Dan. Well done!

    Gassho,
    Rob

    -st-


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    Thank you for reading it, Rob, and your kind words!

    Gassho,

    dan.

  37. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by Jishin View Post
    Ouch ouch ouch before

    Ouch ouch ouch after

    Eye surgery
    not before
    not after
    Summer rain

    *after Jishin

    Gassho,

    dan. sattoday

  38. #88
    frosted grass tips
    a lone crow calls
    atop the wooden fence

  39. #89

    Your Haiku!

    Morning mist, clouds over
    Sunset hills, green green sea
    Crops flourish like fish.
    Tai Shi
    sat/ lah
    Gassho


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    Last edited by Tai Shi; 07-26-2020 at 03:08 PM.
    The object of practice is not transcendence but transformation, yet ultimately we must transcend ourselves. (Elucidation of Dogen) in HOW TO RAISE AN OX

  40. #90
    Country sounds tonight
    Saigon's motorbikes got lost
    In frogs and hard rain

    Gassho
    Kyōshin
    Satlah

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    Last edited by Kyoshin; 08-05-2020 at 02:22 PM.

  41. #91
    Country sounds tonight
    Saigon's motorbikes got lost
    In frogs and hard rain
    Thank you, Kyoshin!

    Just a reminder there is no need to use the 5/7/5 syllable pattern unless you want. 5/7/5 Japanese sound units generally translates to fewer syllables in English and syllable counting is far less important than the actual poetic content.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    ------------------------------------
    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.

  42. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by Kokuu View Post
    Thank you, Kyoshin!

    Just a reminder there is no need to use the 5/7/5 syllable pattern unless you want. 5/7/5 Japanese sound units generally translates to fewer syllables in English and syllable counting is far less important than the actual poetic content.

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    Haha, I wasn't actually aiming for a 5/7/5 but I got one anyway!

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  43. #93
    Haha, I wasn't actually aiming for a 5/7/5 but I got one anyway!
    Ha! That's fine!

    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday/lah-
    ------------------------------------
    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.

  44. #94
    What better
    Embodiment of now—
    A tickle on a lip

    Gassho,
    Nick
    SatLah

  45. #95
    You think you are here
    Then something happens, kerplunk;
    every day is a gift.

    The barn is burnt down
    Now we see the fields beyond,
    There is a full moon.

    Foggy lens replaced,
    Was blind but now I can see;
    Amazing autumn.

    Love you all; gassho, Shokai
    stlah
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

  46. #96
    I also sat this morning
    Shokai taught me how
    To be patient

    Jundo taught me how
    How to be polite

    All the wonderful people
    The best more music

    In my heart, is this my Buddhism

    Tell me teachers
    This is my delicate Pearl
    Marjorie best forever

    Friends, B F F E, we were
    Children in our apple tree

    Near day lilies, where you
    Planted our Father’s Day

    Gift from Laurel Ann
    Aspens still growing

    From volunteer roots
    Thank you Jundo
    Thank you Shokai
    For patience, persistence
    For manners

    For ethereal nothingness
    Written in more than
    Three lines


    Gassho
    sat lah


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  47. #97
    Last day of summer--
    Digging up leeks
    somewhere a bonfire burns.

    Gassho

    Heiso
    StLah

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  48. #98
    Thank you Taishi, you are very welcome
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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    And here I live.
    Stars pass just like before.
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  50. #100
    Read Gustav's book, wow,
    witness to his becoming;
    The moon is clearer.
    仁道 生開 - Jindo Shokai "Open to life in a benevolent way"
    May we all grow together in our knowledge of the Dharma

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