Spring Morning I
Sun rays pass through boughs
Petals wave back with longing
The lantern waiting.
Spring Morning II
Small branches in leaf
Bow to and fro in union
A family of trees.
Haiku of Life
A haiku is a form of poetry that generally consists of three lines, where the first and last contain five syllables and the middle line is made up of seven.
The subject is usually the natural world, a topic that tends to awaken people to their sense of oneness with nature and the divine.
Every morning at the moment I am reading a chapter of Courageous Dreaming by Alberto Villoldo and this morning I read Chapter Six, Courage As Action, which ends with this exercise to create your own haiku.
He suggests to:
Observe the trees, the grass, the birds and the insects, then write a few poems. Let go of any judgments such as I can’t do this or I have no talent for writing. Just do it.
At the beginning of each chapter, he shares a thought-provoking quote, I shall end with that. I hope you feel inspired to write a Haiku for yourself too.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes
courage is the quiet voice at the end of
the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
– MARY ANNE RADMACHER