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


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.’


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