8/13/10 – poem, found haiku

Still recovering, surprised at how tired I got just getting to the bank and a couple errands.

Here’s another “found haiku” from the writings of Nichiren. When I was practicing Buddhism, I most liked the glimpses of real life humanity and compassion, and sarcasm, he showed – and not all of it is lugubrious.
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when the soldiers left for Tsukushi
their parting with their wives and children
was like the bark being ripped from a tree
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6 responses to “8/13/10 – poem, found haiku

  1. Sad…but somehow, it seems like the most apt way to describe the situation…
    What I am wondering now is, what must’ve made you write this one…

    Hope you are feeling better now… And.. can’t those errands wait a bit ???
    Take care, L 🙂

  2. Yes, exactly like bark from a tree.
    Feel perkier soon, have a nice relaxing Saturday 🙂

  3. I was wondering the same as Kavita…you should take it easy my friend…hope you feel better real soon xxxx

  4. Since I live in a community with a lot of military families…this scene is played out all to often.

  5. This is wonderful and the photo is perfect.

  6. I’ve never had any family members in the military, but that sounds really tough. That bark metaphor was intense because it must feel like being skinned alive once a family member is on duty.

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