Saturday, October 20, 2012

a Zen moment





i inhale
slow gathering of green and red blooms,
rising sun

~0~0~

i exhale
choking shadows and grey clouds, 
 empty bird cage     

~0~0~

i cluster
all the decaying golden leaves,
seeded poems 


Posted for:   Haiku Heights - Conscious
                   and Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - A Word with Laurie - Zen Meditation 

Picture credit:   here

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Grace... I especially like the last one.

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  2. What a depth in your lines....Grace...loved this...

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  3. Choking out the nasty, quite the visual there haha, nicely spun, hopefully your weekend is zen with lots of sun.

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  4. It is all about this, isn't it. Taking in deep, clear breath and trying to exhale all the inner chaos to find the stillness.
    Lovely writing Grace.

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  5. These are inspired and Grace, the last one really tickles my poetic inner ear!! Wonderful!!

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  6. aloha Grace - i like this breath. i like the concept of breath as poem. that is very haiku as well. cool on that. aloha.

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  7. I love the delicate thoughts!

    I so love the line
    "seeded poems"
    :D

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  8. Lovely set ... the last one is my favorite :-)

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  9. i inhale
    slow gathering of green and red blooms,
    rising sun

    I like this first one, Grace! It gives indication of hope and salvation to what life can offer! Nicely!

    Hank

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  10. Beautiful imagery. I loved all the three haiku. The connection is brilliant and easy. Well written.

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  11. I love zen moments!this is a lovely haiku Grace!

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  12. Wow!!! This is just amazing...!
    I like the transition between the haiku..
    Now dreams come alive!

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  13. The poet's art beautifully expressed.

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  14. Beautiful. I like especially 'seeded poems.'

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  15. imagine the words that will bloom next spring!

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  16. Wonderful haiku. I see I'm not the only one who loves your phrase "seeded poems" — so perfect.
    K

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  17. So much between the inhale and the exhale!

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  18. Gloriously beautiful....and VERY Zen! Loved them!

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  19. I find the reading of haiku somewhat meditative and quite soothing. Your offering is ideal for the Zen prompt.

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  20. i like the thought of redeeming the tough stuff into poems....makes them into something beautiful....also like the inhaling and exhaling as well...it brings peace for sure...

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  21. These seeded poems really grew into something nice :-)

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  22. each day passes by in a breath...

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  23. wow, splendid word play – ♥

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  24. You just did everything nice consciously!
    Without ever mentioning the word "conscious" your lines
    say so!

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  25. Life in breath
    Beautiful, Grace
    I especially liked the last one

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  26. Now I think I know where your beautiful poetry comes from..... you write poetry from the same place where you breathe.....consciously!

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  27. Your talent is endless, Grace.

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  28. wonderful moment. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  29. Three different actions - breathing and gathering -, magic haiku trio, so delicate and deep.
    Excellent, Grace.
    :)

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  30. Hello Grace,

    i donot know much about poetry....but what is beautiful absorbs me,
    And you write with tremendous amount of it.

    i love the choice of words, the images expressed in your works, its bountiful gifts penetrates my spirit very swiftly before it drops
    into the slow places and vallies within me.

    thankyou!
    Col

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  31. I did this ... breath in and out, Nature. Walked all day in the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fallen leaves, fresh air, the woods, river and waterfall... felt the sun, the cool shadows... Ahhh.. This poem brings it all back :)

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  32. Really lovely trio. Each echo the others and make a whole.

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  33. Grace, beautiful trio. The breathing really hit home for me.

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  34. Powerful and well written, Grace. Quite evocative as well.

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  35. Beautiful set. I too loved 'seeded poems'

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  36. What you inhale!
    What you exhale!
    And a harvest to nurture spring's growth!
    Great.

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