Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


Wine Making, then Buddhism

Mellow Curmudgeon has published a wonderful haiku based on basic Buddhist principles that are “Oh so hard to do” and proof again that less is sometimes more.

Mellow  Curmudgeon

The haiku by Dancing Echoes that is effectively reblogged below is one that I admire because it deals so well with big concerns.  While I do appreciate haiku about particular fleeting moments in nature, I also like to try summarizing a general discussion or attitude very briefly, with a haiku.

Dancing Echoes

Blue in Green

Both art and science
Plus a little bit of luck
Makes a good vintage

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I will complete my response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #12 with my own new haiku shortly, but first I want to admit that a zingy summary may be a serious oversimplification if taken too literally.  With an understanding about wiggle room, a forthright oversimplification is sometimes better than an attempt to dot every i and cross every t.

My haiku is not quite so extremely oversimplified as it may seem.  I am considering Buddhism only as the attitude toward life…

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No Petals


Deep inside
The soil grew
The smallest bud
With heart as true

This time was not
For show and tell
This time there’d be
No magic spell

No fancy bloom
Distracting eyes
From her spirit
Hear its cries!

A connection was
Now what she sought
Was what she fought

There are no petals
Worth a voice
To be ignored
Left her no choice

A little sun
And she will sprout
Even in
The thinnest grout

Inspired by Patrick Jennings Petals on the Ground




Ripple in time
Fabric of the universe
One rain drop

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI Carpe Diem Special #209 “ripple in the lake” by Joyce Lorenson and Patrick Jennings A Pic and a Word Challenge #39: Rain