Silent Retreat Haiku

Took several books of haiku on the retreat, including
SKY ABOVE, GREAT WIND
The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
by Kazuaki Tanahashi.

The week of the retreat was quite mild. Much of the snow on the ground melted, and then it rained for a couple days. So the attempt to penetrate the National Forest trail remained just that, albeit deeply peaceful.

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boots splash red mud prints
snow melt, slow drizzle wash trail clean
no one came this way

mud

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Book listing here: http://www.amazon.com/Sky-Above-Great-Wind-Poetry/dp/1590309820

Muddy bootprints from here: http://photos2.demandstudios.com/DM-Resize/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/56/239/78028801_XS.jpg?h=10000&w=267&keep_ratio=1

 

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One Response to Silent Retreat Haiku

  1. Libby says:

    To each his own path.

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