Monday, May 23, 2011

Seienchin haiku

These haiku were inspired by a karate move (kata) named seienchin. I am greatly indebted to shensei Alex Poerwo who teaches karate and generously shared with me his work-in-progress on karate lessons.

misty morning wind
stands out in a crowded bush
blooming dahlia

newborn awaits
a cocoon under dahlia leaf
sways in the wind

on dahlia petal
a butterfly gently lands
yin and yang

breeze over the pond
a riffle fish freezes the current
for a ladybug

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