Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Kikusha-Ni’s ‘in the teabowl’
tenmoku ni koharu no kumo no ugoki kana
in the teabowl
this motion of the clouds
of ‘Little Spring’
“Today our first Special haiku written by Kikusha-Ni, (this means ‘Hut of the Chrysanthemums’), a nun of the Shen sect of Pure Land Buddhism, ther same sect to which the haiku poetess Chiyo-Ni belonged. ‘Ni’ in her name means that she is a nun.
“Arouse the mind, without attachment to anything”.
Haiku at first sight may seem rather slight or thin. This is partly because they avoid any parade of depth, and indeed mask their profundity under a characteristic humour or apparent simplicity; it is partly because of insufficient cooperation by the reader.
The brevity of haiku is not something different from, but a part of the poetical life; it is not only a form of expression but a mode of living more immediately, more closely to life.”
whilst nun is praying
sip her tea
steeped essence of
morning coffee cup
forecasts the day’s challenge –
Thank you for taking a break at my humble Haiku home, I hope my tea leaves your happy.
Smiles, love and laughter
© John Belchamber 2013
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