Kathleen’s Haikus

April Haiku

Continuing my Asian theme, I am now sharing some of my personal Haiku poems with you.  I just composed them in honor of National Poetry month.  I also just discovered a haiku group that meets in my neighborhood.  I am excited to share these with you.  Please comment and let me know what you think.

I just learned that one of these Haiku will be included in the NW Haiku Anthology!  How exciting is that?  I will include a link to it, as soon as I learn where you can purchase a copy.

 

Weeping star through night

 

Streaks of light surprise

Drawn by an invisible hand

Or stars weeping through the night?

 

 Enso

Super Moon

super moon or Enso?

 

Mirror, window, plate

Let me reflect, ponder, eat

Your eternity

waking

Waking

Fresh, vibrant, yawning

Dew heavy blossoms stretch

Waking from deep sleep

 

Vedic New Year, New Moon

New Moon

 

 

 

 

 

Between breaths you live

Dark, yet a living shadow

Crescent? Your light has returned!

 

Kathleen’s Haiku:

I am cheating a bit, as I am giving you a picture with each poem.  Haikus are best when they describe only 50 – 60% of their subject and do not have a picture.  I tried to do that when I wrote the haiku, but now, the pictures make it obvious.

I have always wanted to be a Renaissance woman.  Writing poetry, documenting science movements, promoting philosophical discussions, etc.

I just learned that one of these Haiku will be included in the NW Haiku Anthology!  How exciting is that?  I will include a link to it, as soon as I learn where you can purchase a copy.

 

Haikus

Haiku is a particular kind of poem, sometimes having a structure of syllables, sometimes not.  One goal in the art form is to describe what you are experiencing without naming it.  (Thus my disappointment in adding the images, but blog posts are so much better with pictures.)  Nature or seasons are the subject matter of almost all haiku poems, but I have even seen fun ones about eating cookies.

These are original haiku poems by Kathleen M. Whalen. © 2013 Kathleen M Whalen.  Haikus and poems can only be shared if you accompany the source and link to www.vedicastrologyguide.com.

Thank you for sharing and celebrating National Poetry Month.

Enso

Enso is a captivating topic, which has centuries of poetry written to it, for it, to accompany it; all as a practice of meditation and contemplation.  The poems which accompany Enso are usually koan like, as the practice evolved within many Zen Buddhist sects.The tradition of Enso is deep and rich, as is the practice of painting them and meditating upon their meaning.

Bindu like Enso

Like the bindu, the center dot that completes a yantra, Enso also exemplifies the entire universe in one image, and all the knowledge and completeness that is connected with being One with all.

Calligraphy to come

As I create calligraphy or paint Enso for these, I will add them back to this site.  Notice, that I do not need to name the Enso (the big Japanese calligraphy circle made in one stroke) when I have a picture accompany the poem.

When I wrote the Enso haiku, I named the Enso, and said:

Mirror, window, plate

Enso let me reflect, ponder, eat

your eternity

 

May you have a poetic month!

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