Grace in Haiku

“It’s my pleasure to bring a new episode of Haiku Shuukan. Several weeks ago, we started with Joan Halifax’s G.R.A.C.E and this week it’s about the “A” in G.R.A.C.E. The “A” stands for Attaining to Self Other. ”


Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan:
Attaining to Self-Other:

“Sense without judgment. This is an active process of inquiry, first involving yourself, then the other person. Open a space in which the encounter can unfold, in which you are present for whatever may arise, in yourself and in the other person.”

What to do with this idea in a haiku? I don’t really know, but I have to give it a try:

a young cherry tree
this spring will be the first
to bloom for Buddha

© Chèvrefeuille

Seek and ye shall find

spring waters cleanse winter hearts

eyes open to Grace


Thanks to Kristjaan Panneman for a refreshing prompt from Carpe Diem


10 thoughts on “Grace in Haiku

  1. “Seek and ye shall find” was written on a cover of a book my eldest brother owned, one day he showed me the words and asked, ‘Do you understand what it means?”
    I was eight I think I confidently told him it means : look for it and you will find it. He had a broad smile on his face, he didn’t expect me to understand. 🙂


  2. I appreciate all water – while I would not swim in the muddy creek that borders my backyard I am sure all the animals rejoice that it is there 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by. Children are indeed refreshment for the soul – cheers, Jules.


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