60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday: Haiku and Wisdom in the Moment.
by Diane Wyzga | April 20, 2021 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Hello, Osaka, Japan!
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Do you enjoy haiku? Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry of three short lines that do not rhyme: 5 syllables first line, 7 syllables 2nd line, 5 syllables 3rd line. Haiku is a way of looking through a tiny window at the natural world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence.
I’m fond of haiku for the creative discipline necessary to express ideas, capture a moment, or create a picture in 17 syllables. Try it yourself!
Here’s a haiku by Matsuo Basho
“An old pond.
A frog jumps in.
The sound of water.” [haiku by Japanese poet Matsuo Basho]
Question: What is the wisdom in this moment? Breathe and be there.
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Music: Mer’s Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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