Haiku, stories and unfinished business…
July 29, 2014 § 12 Comments
in a mulberry tree –
Japanese print. Origin unknown
Tagged: breakfast, caterpillar, haiku, meditating, poetry
What a beauty this one is! You are on a roll 🙂
I thought I’d gone off the boil – so thank you – what you say is sooo welcome ❤
A silken thread, perhaps?
Haha! Before I scrolled down, I read only the first three lines of this poem and believed that was the end of it. Then I saw that last word and laughed in delight. For what it’s worth, I think bugs must be the best meditators. I imagine a spider resting patiently in its web, perfectly still. I like to believe it has no sense of time, and thus no sense of boredom. Does it even have a sense of self beyond instinct? If not, then doesn’t its existence embody the state of meditation we fretful humans strive for? Okay, enough musing for one day. Needless to say, I love this one, Rachael!
Phew! Ha! I think you must be right on every count. I reckon most animals are in a permanent state of mindfulness (except maybe our pets…)
It needed that last little word I think – otherwise the haiku was on the verge of taking itself too seriously 🙂
Heh. I had the exact same experience as Miranda–only saw the first three lines for the first reading. Call me too serious, but I liked the three :). With the “maybe”–yes, the burst of delight! Doing, being, being, doing….all potentially meditative for evolved ones like you, right? Thanks for the inspiration, Rachael. Munch on…..xo
Hah. Thank you my friend. Evolved? Best not to ask me what I would do if I found a caterpillar on something I was growing for the kitchen…munchkins unite 🙂
simply magnifique… ❤ tons of inspiration and bonne continuation, cheers! 🙂
Merci bien, Melanie 🙂 Haiku are inspiring to write and to read. Like dropping a stone in a lake… ❤
Love this! I often wonder who are the more evolved species. We have to learn to meditate. Perhaps Caterpillars do it naturally.
Thank you ❤ I'm sure you're right about the caterpillars! Our huge brains are a mixed blessing 🙂
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