I’ve been reading several books of haiku by some of the Japanese masters of the poetic form. Bashō, Buson, Issa to name a few. Some of the poetry is simply beautiful. Very simple, yet very powerful.
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Haiku #105 (toto corde meo)
Some hauntings are welcomed and inspire hope for those that remain.
My shoulders carry~ the weight of the world sometimes~ and her burdens too. © 2020 Gregory Vessar. All Rights Reserved.
Haiku for my mother on her birthday. Not a day goes by…
Haiku #102 (Switchin’to Glide)
Sometimes Tuesdays need an attitude adjustment! Take The Kings advice and switch to glide!
The Showa Big Buddha during the Oban holiday in Aomori, Japan. The candle lit lanterns and the chanting monks created a haunting atmosphere.
青龍寺, Aomori, Japan
Wow! This is haiku #100 to be published at A Thousand Miles from Kansas!
I’m ready for this pandemic to be over!
Ghostly reminders of loss can hit us when we least expect it.
Osaka Fever Dream
Thoughts in a taxi in Osaka, Japan on the way back to my hotel back in December 2019. Little did I know it would be one of the last live shows I would attend before the pandemic.