The Haiku

Haiku describe a moment penetrated so whole heartedly as to leave aside any mention of the writer. Most often haiku reflect a natural theme and make reference to a season.

The Houston Zen Center Kukai (haiku circle) has met over the past two years to experience each season as a poetic moment.

The following are a few selections by Barry Cooper, Gail Keller, Glen Snyder, and Michael Zimmerman:

Mosquitoes return:
Rain bucket larval dance
Cat's eye reflections

The baby was passed
Hand to hand, love extended—
Everyone a mother

At the funeral
The family offers incense
Smell of lilies

Two stones mark the place
Beyond stands the dark forest
Fear turned her away

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Four Poems - group picture
Wonderful friends in Dharma
Your words stir my heart