Tag Archives: Dogs

Last Good Bye


rainy season
slowly passing-
last good bye

Winter coat


last car ride
with a good friend-
sheds winter coat

Today is the end of an era. Our wonderful German shepherd Ivan Pavlov passed away. He had been ill for a year. Today he took his last car ride. We let him outside and a few moments later he was just sitting on the sidewalk. I carried him to the car and left for the Vet. We were stopped by a train and while waiting we petted him, listening to classical music, and told him he was a good boy. He died peacefully before the train moved on.
While we are sad we are glad too that he is no longer suffering and that he was able to die in a manner he seemed to have chosen.


Shotgun wedding


under the moon
two lovers embrace..
shotgun wedding

Mental squall


during the storm
waves devour the rocks-
mental squall

While is NOT. A haiku I felt compelled to write it after a turbulent meditation where my mind had difficulty settling down.

Haiku by Issa


on honorable Buddha’s
honorable nose
an icicle

mi-botoke no o-hana no saki e tsurara kana


by Issa, 1814

On one hand, Issa makes fun of the Buddha sporting an undignified icicle dangling from the tip of his nose. Deeper, we sense his sympathy for the Buddha, who endures cold weather for mankind’s sake–recalling a haiku of 1813: hito no tame shigurete owasu hotoke kana for our sake enduring the winter rain… stone Buddha

source: http://cat.xula.edu/issa/

Story: the unpaintable


What is it that moves you?

Morning rituals


sunday service
having a quick cup.
morning rituals

Big Bad Dog


dogs cower
under the sheets

Story: instant karma


Ohne Wörter (Flower Sermon Tanka)


A good lesson on impermanence.

Ben Naga


I picked a flower
Twirled it between my fingers
Sat waiting, smiling
Till it divulged its secret
But it just withered and died

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