Sumi-e and Haiku

These Haiku are written in
 5 - 7 - 5 syllables per line.
  *A haiku should not use metaphor or simile;
  *it should not be about the past or the future.
  *A haiku expresses an intimate moment of experience. The be-here-now quality of haiku is what makes it a Zen art.

The form was developed by a Zen monk named Basho (1644-1694). A haiku is a tiny poem that captures the sensations and mood of a moment. Give it a try yourself sometime.

BAMBOO GROWING TALL
NOT MEANT TO FIT
INTO A SQUARE SILVER BOX

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STREAMERS MASCARADING

BUBBLES OF CHAMPAGNE

THE BLISS OF TOMORROW?

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WATER LILIES, MY KARMA

ROOTS IN THE MUD - REACHING FOR THE SUN

LET ME BE LIKE YOU

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YELLOW SEA OATS

LOVINGLY CARESS THE SHORE

HARMONY IN MOTION

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MARDI GRAS - OUR SAMSARA

FORGED HAPPINESS ON THE SURFACE

HIDING THE QUIET WATERS

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