Spring Blooms at the Japanese Gardens

About three weeks back, I went to the Japanese Garden in Seattle again and enjoyed the wonderful spring blossoms with their vibrant colors. I wrote a few haiku poems to express the myriad bright beauties to be seen.

Flames tongues’ joyous spark
Yellow and orange blazing
Blossoms – spring is here!

Color festival
Pinks, purples, whites, reds, yellows
Oh, joy! Sun’s return

Ducks play, pond splashes
Whistling wingbeats on air
Peace of dusk’s blanket

Water sings on rocks
Wisteria hangs above
Pond’s calm embrace: home

Myriad flowers
Ki’s mystery–a wonder
Hues of merriment

Bumblebee dances
Loving sway from bloom to bloom
Each returns this love

Vibrant green’s surprise
Explosions amidst its peace
Pink, purple, red, white

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May this inspire you to joy and peace.

Gassho!

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One Empty Mind

One…
Sun shines through clouds
Birds sing in the wind

Empty…
Breeze blows around compassionate statue
Monks sweep, scrub, and smile

Mind…
All flows–just this moment
Not separate–myself, the mountain

Zen
Buddha Dharma
Everywhere, always–Just This

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May this help you experience the primordial emptiness of mind.

Gassho!

Visit to the Japanese Garden

I went to Seattle’s Japanese Garden yesterday. It’s a beautiful place, and I thought that there is no better way to celebrate a summer day there than writing some haiku poetry about the natural beauty of this serene gem.

Enjoy!

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Flitting blue wings glide
Dragonfly dancing over
Lotuses smiling

Serene shade’s cool
Neighbors sunlit pond’s vibrance
Gold fishes swimming

Pink bush exploding
Bright bountiful blooms beckoning
Passersby rejoice

Sunlight’s shimmering
Water ripples against stones
Still turtle basking

Ducks and large koi
A frolicking feast by the bridge
Bread dropping from hands

Wind’s rustling soft leaves
Summer breeze’ gentle embrace
Birds sing in branches

Juniper leaning
Diagonal line at shore
Water mirrors face

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