Monday, January 24, 2022

A Room of My Own: In-Breath and Out-Breath Haiku

For Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of engaged Buddhism and peace activist , who died at the age of 95 on January 22.

I don’t see why we have to say 'I will die,' because I can already see myself in you, in other people, and in future generations. -- Thich Nhat Hanh,  I Am Not in Here

wingbeats of a crane ...
mindful in-breath and out-breath
to go home

FYI: According to Thich Nhat Hanh, “Buddhism means to be awake — mindful of what is happening in one's body, feelings, mind and in the world. If you are awake, you cannot do otherwise than act compassionately to help relieve suffering you see around you. So Buddhism must be engaged in the world."

Added: Three Hundred and Fifth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

on a power line
the corvid's caw caw cawing ...
omicron winter

Added: Three Hundred and Sixth Entry

upon murder
of corvids
descend in gathering dark ...
the unvaxxed and omicron rage

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