ARTS: Haiku as Therapy

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  • Kokuu
    Treeleaf Priest
    • Nov 2012
    • 6786

    ARTS: Haiku as Therapy

    Hi all

    This is a short article by Haiku poet and former Zen priest Clark Strand currently featured in Tricycle:

    How the fixed verse form of haiku offers us the beauty of finality in a world where things are constantly changing


    I very much appreciate Clark's words on haiku, although he remains wedded to the 5-7-5 syllable format which has been dropped by most other people writing English Language Haiku (ELH) for linguistic reasons.

    chronic illness
    I ask the sky how it feels
    to be free


    Gassho
    Kokuu
    -sattoday-
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-18-2023, 03:21 AM.
  • Tai Do
    Member
    • Jan 2019
    • 1385

    #2
    Thanks, Kokuu. the article gave an insight on why I’m feeling so drawn into the world of haiku and tanka - thought I’m still a very early beginner both in readings and composition.

    Mateus
    Satlah
    怠努 (Tai Do) - Lazy Effort
    (also known as Mateus )

    禅戒一如 (Zen Kai Ichi Nyo) - Zazen and the Precepts are One!

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    • Tomás ESP
      Member
      • Aug 2020
      • 575

      #3
      chronic illness
      I ask the sky how it feels
      to be free
      Bless you Kokuu, this one hit the spot for me

      Gassho, Tomás
      Sat

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      • Tai Shi
        Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 3330

        #4
        It is said woman does fall
        Come late this year another
        Pandemic waits in yellow wings
        Of light rising sun tinged with pink.
        Gassho
        sat/lah
        Tai Shi
        Last edited by Tai Shi; 09-30-2022, 12:31 PM.
        Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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        • Tai Shi
          Member
          • Oct 2014
          • 3330

          #5
          My left leg on fire
          Hematoma the entire
          Calf and shin bright red

          Gassho
          sat/ lah
          Tai Shi
          Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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          • Tai Shi
            Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 3330

            #6
            Rightly no fall, slide
            Down stairs, step one and all seen
            As more nightmare than surgery.
            Tai Shi
            Gassho
            Last edited by Tai Shi; 09-30-2022, 12:30 PM. Reason: edit
            Peaceful, Tai Shi. Ubasoku; calm, supportive, for positive poetry 優婆塞 台 婆

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