from a mist haiga 2

Linked to Carpe Diem Special #141, where our task is to write a haiku in the same sense and tone as this gem from Kala Ramesh:

lotus viewing . . .
the flowering

© Kala Ramesh

And here Chèvrefeuille discusses the lotus in more depth:

“You maybe know the Lotus stands for inner growth and spiritual growth and that’s exactly what the Bhagavad Gita is about. There he stands, Arjuna, in the middle of two great armies. He becomes sad and anxious as he sees those armies and then he and Krishna start a conversation. That conversation will lead Arjuna to that moment that the Lotus, from the depths of the pond grows to the surface of the pond reaching for the sun and then…. the Lotus blooms fully…. Arjuna becomes enlightened and sees the balance between life and dead, between good and evil … then he sees Atman.”

Here is the first haiku from our host – and though he was tough on himself in his comments there’s a lot going on here:

at last – lotuses start blooming
in the old pond

© Chèvrefeuille

And here is his series of chained haiku:

lotus flowers
rising from the depths of the pond
everlasting love

everlasting love
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal

uncertain of its goal
rising from the depths of the pond
lotus flowers

© Chèvrefeuille

4 8 2015 tree bud flowers 2

from a mist
the fullness of spring –
when? how?


evening mist
and the fullness of spring –
when? how?

On a (sort of) different topic — here is a simple, useful introduction to Indian raga I discovered while trying to find the right music for this post:  Raag-Hindustani.


22 thoughts on “from a mist (haiga)

  1. A beautifully “classical” feel to this haiga, the words and image both – straight to the heart of the matter with not an ounce of excess anywhere to be seen (assuming such things can be measured in ounces…) 🙂


  2. Pingback: From a Mist (Haibun) | Blog It or Lose It!

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