Carpe Diem’s Imagination #9, “Japanese Garden”

Carpe Diem has given us the image of a Japanese garden below as a challenge to write a haiku.

I’m reminded of a business trip to Tokyo. Taking a walk around a very,very crowded city and finding a oasis of peace, next to a temple, in a park where the locals seemed to be finding solace…



up town Tokyo
seek refuge from the hubbub
silent city zen

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of and other bits and other bobs.
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6 Responses to Carpe Diem’s Imagination #9, “Japanese Garden”

  1. How tranquil. Lovely thoughts. Lovely haiku.


  2. Ye Pirate says:

    a haiku moment in the centre of activity, like the eye in a hurricane. A very nice pause.


  3. A beautiful response on the photo JRB. You really have painted a scenery with your words.


  4. Cathy Tenzo says:

    This is lovely. I LOVE the line “silent city Zen”. I have often thought I would love to open a small place in the city where people could come and sit in silence as a respite. I myself practice Zen in a city and have done walking meditation in one of the less used train stations when I worked nearby. I find my silence where I can.


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