Tag Archives: Haiku

Angry Spiders


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.


Mosquito Buddha


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.

Fading away


a toy waits in the
second-hand store window-
child’s song fading away

Inspired by Issa’s haiku

the old doll
in the junk store window
sunning herself

Trans David Lanoue.