Tag Archives: Haiku

DewDrop World

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This is a song written by David G Lanoue based off of Issa’s Haiku.

.露の世は露の世ながらさりながら
tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara

this world
is a dewdrop world
yes… but…

Thank you to my daughter for the performance and to David for permission to use the song.

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LYRICS:

This world is a dewdrop world
Things pass, no, nothing lasts
A boy and a little girl
On a dewdrop
Tiny dewdrop
It’s a dewdrop world

He loves how she looks at him
She loves his shining skin
Hot sun burns away the pearls
Of the dewdrops
Tiny dewdrops
It’s a dewdrop world

A ring made of hard, cool stone
Tells her she’s not alone
They watch lazy smoke rings curl
On a dewdrop
That they can’t stop
Fading dewdrop world

Yellow River

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old man standing
in the middle of the night-
yellow moon river

Standing looking at the nearly full moon last night I thought of this and the old joke. It is a book title called.

“Yellow River” by I. P. Daily

Stock Market

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the fool flyers a
kite in the tornado-
stock market

Tonight my wife and I were talking and she said “money worthless, but worth everything.” I am still working on forming a haiku around this. The above is one image I saw so far. Thank you my darling for the inspiration.

Dog Farts

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silent meditation
slowly counting breaths-
the dog farts

Today while meditating our dog Dax decided to test my concentration. When she has to go she will let us know by noxious gas alarms. My sitting meditation became a walking the dog meditation.

Journey

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sun rises as
life bursts forth-
first step on journey

Dedicated to my darling wife who on this day gave birth to our daughter Ava.

Angry Spiders

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window washers
hanging ten stories up-
spider starts anew

As I watch the window washers I think about the spiders that built there webs up there and how upset they must be. But they will start again and rebuild as soon as the washers move on. This is the attitude we must take when life deals us hardship.

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Mosquito Buddha

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mosquito larva
on the stagnant pool-
future Buddhas

Our mind is the stagnant pond. If we recognize the Buddha within ourselves the larva will hatch and our mind will flow in harmony.