Notes found on the refrigerator…April 14, 2020

15 Apr

lost in an April afternoon [haibun]**

arms by her side, gently moving

with the rhythm of her stride,

she walked on the sidewalk

by lake Waukewan.

her gray hair, scattered by the lake’s breeze,

she waved to me with a smile and with an age-old hand

inviting me to enjoy this this day and who I am;

in April, lost in the afternoon.


Darkness and despair

                                               “there’s a crack in everything” *

                                                      Grass above concrete


*Leonard Cohen

**haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku. The form was popularized by the 17th century Japanese poet Matsuo Basho. Both the prose poem and haiku typically communicate with each other, though poets employ different strategies for this communication—some doing so subtly, while others are more direct.

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Posted by on April 15, 2020 in Existential, Life, Zen



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