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Haiku Spirit Issue #15 




OCTOBER 1998

 

 
 

Ringing
silence
the clapperless wake-up bell

 

Ken Jones

 

 

 

Arriving -
from the darkness
the sound of crickets.

 

Sean O'Connor

 

 

 

ZEN HAIKU OF SOEN NAKAGAWA

 

 

Endless is my vow
under the azure sky
boundless autumn

 

 

Out in the blizzard
a monk sits
life and death matter

 

 

Vast solitude
my thinning body
transparents autumn

 

Soen Roshi (1907-1984)

 

 

 

From high barred windows
mad friends peek out
chilly night

 

 

Going West

 

Across the interior.
Cows kneedeep in buttercups
quiet my fears

 

 

Fleetingly, a hare.
First smile of the day.

 

 

Dark hills,
and on them patches.
I have gone too far

 

 

Last light:
lambs cry from hill to hill,
the hermit's lamp burns on

 

Jim Norton

 

 

 

Fitting me
better than I expected -
my mother's swimsuit

 

Maeve O'Sullivan

 

 

 

Park's summer shower ~
I happen to be
under the oldest tree

 

 

Front door, just closed ~
how long are these two butterflies
to be apart?

 

 

In the old iron pot
morning tea
warmed up again by midday sun

 

Gilles Fabre




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