Sophie’s Birthday Haiku(s) …An Age of Grace

19 Jul

“A piece of green pepper
off the wooden salad bowl:
so what?”
     Richard Brautigan’s  Haiku Ambulance’


water in a bottle

from the spring through clean pipes

leading to the pond.


a yellow daisy

she loves me she loves me not

pluck the Sacred Crop.


a yellow daisy

a monk’s  bowl haircut of brown

yellow petals shorn.


Daisy fror WP

darkness on the pond

silhouette closing temples

white in morning sun.

waterlily WP





It is a short path

through the woods on my way home

sun shines on my door.



Posted by on July 19, 2015 in Friendship, Haiku, Love, New light/New life, Poetry, Zen


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17 responses to “Sophie’s Birthday Haiku(s) …An Age of Grace

  1. Sumana Roy

    July 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

    such shiny haiku…a wonderful set lovely to hear them ZQ…


  2. Gillena Cox

    July 19, 2015 at 10:07 am

    ah! i luv the last haiku best; have a lovely Sunday, thanks for linking up at my Sunday Lime

    much love…


  3. Jamztoma

    July 19, 2015 at 11:39 am

    wow! i loved the flow and prettiness of your poem here. also, loved the way you read it. a true poet’s voice. great writing, excellent vocals!!!


  4. Sanaa Rizvi

    July 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Agreed with Gillena, that last haiku is so beautiful! 🙂

    Hope you’re well and having a nice weekend 😀


  5. Sherry Marr

    July 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I especially love the original image of the monk’s brown head, yellow petals shorn. Very cool!


  6. Kerry O'Connor

    July 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I felt like I walked that path with you. Thanks, ZQ.


  7. Mary

    July 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    A great set of haiku….a lovely path today, ZQ.


  8. Donna@Living From Happiness

    July 19, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    I really enjoyed reading and listening to you read these haikus, each one a treasure…I loved the last one and the waterlily. Such beauty in these few words!


  9. dsnake1

    July 20, 2015 at 7:53 am

    interesting set of haiku, enjoyed them all, especially the last one.
    and it’s great to hear you reading them. 🙂


  10. Jae Rose

    July 20, 2015 at 9:04 am

    All wonderful..the last verse is my particular favourite…may the sun shine through all our doors


  11. X

    July 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I like the simple appreciation of small wonders,
    like when you walk that path home.

    ha, our unsurity of live leads to many dead
    daisies, along the way.


  12. 1sojournal

    July 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I enjoyed them all and was glad that you saved the best for last,



  13. Loredana Donovan

    July 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I enjoyed your haiku, lovely! 🙂


  14. glmeisner

    July 21, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I liked the opener best, though in such a great set that is hard to say.


  15. Myrna Rosa

    July 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

    How lovely these haiku. How lucky is Sophie to have these written for her birthday. I enjoyed these so much!


  16. Magaly Guerrero

    July 22, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Wonderful bright we miracles, your haiku… ☼


  17. Magaly Guerrero

    July 22, 2015 at 10:14 am




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