Winter Haiku #2

breathless light struggles —
long shadows arrive early
in the day’s passing

I feel like I’ve been writing around the edges recently. Circling around words that need to be expressed but aren’t ready to be committed. My notebook is littered with opening lines and untitled strings of paragraphs that don’t quite go together. This haiku managed to emerge complete, perhaps a part of circling inward. It is, in any event, one step next to another step, and what this moment holds.

14 thoughts on “Winter Haiku #2

  1. kelihasablog

    Just wanted to thank you for commenting on my blog. Your kind words are much appreciated! I’m glad you left a comment so I could find your blog as well… It’s lovely. I’ll be back as soon as I can make it. My mom’s in hospital so I’m there the large majority of my time.. 😀

  2. grevilleacorner

    I also have a notebook of jottings – partial pieces of reflections untied…I return to them again and again until one wants to be finished. That is how it is 🙂

  3. Basho Barr

    This is a lovely haiku – with wabi-sabi melancholy, and I love the title of your blog ‘The Buddha’s footprints in an everyday life’. That’s what it’s all about!

    1. bussokuseki Post author

      Thank you so much for reading and taking the time for the thoughtful comment. Every so often I feel like I should be writing something bursting with joy, but it is typically much more the wabi-sabi that emerges. And so I hope to express it well. Thank you again, blessings & be well~


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