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For whatever reason, I am playing this morning with haiku, a stylized form of poetic expression originally from Japan. With a unique structure demanding brevity, the form is a challenging and very uplifting spiritual exercise in capturing the essence of experience.

A very famous haiku by Basho illustrates the form:

Frog jumping into lake ……

Plop.

I open my day with three attempts based on my experience last night in going to sleep and on awakening this morning to the first clear signs of the Fall season.

1. Crisp morning air in a chair made of branches …….

Lazy sunrise.

2. Eyes close and the quiet rushes in ………

forms and wonders.

3. Thinking there while sitting here ………

waiting.

Give it a try as a meditation on the moment allowing the archetypes of the collective unconscious to speak to you through the world around you.

Simple Elegant

Simple Elegant

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