Carpe Diem Special *Soen Nakagawa’s “twilight maples”*

This week on Carpe Diem Special there is another haiku, written by Soen Nakagawa, to inspire us:

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Into the zendo
Twilight maples
Come dancing

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The following one is mine – I tried to stay close to the same mood and spirit:

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in mirror’s face
intricate wrinkles
reflecting life

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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4 thoughts on “Carpe Diem Special *Soen Nakagawa’s “twilight maples”*”

  1. so lovely. there’s a story we tell, secondhand from Joseph Campbell (I think): A child asks, ‘Grandma, what are all the lines on your face?’ and Grandma answers, ‘Those are wrinkles and, if you’re lucky, you’ll have them too.’

Voltaire said that opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes, yet I would be happy to find out yours:

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