Wind unmoving
 
haiku #5964 /

wind unmoving —
in a slate dark sky
a solitary crow


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The work is to create. Not through action, but by honouring the silence. 


To let the silence speak, this is the work.


I engage in silent creation, you are my publisher.


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every breath

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A solitary white cloud, walking in the forest alone. Trees softly whisper sutras as I pass through.


For forest lovers and seekers. The Forest is a haiku memoir, in the tradition of Japanese haiku novels. A wandering poet-monk's forest life, stumbling along the path, meeting monks, mystics and masters, mountains, rivers and trees.


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