Haïku and sumi-e

Haïku from Clive Loertscher (Clarens dojo – Switzerland)

4c. Bambou droit sumie


Rainy October morning

Endlessly a thousand grains of rain

Fill the vast bowl of my mind

It never overflows


Koan /Haïku

A kind of koan that surprised me this morning

On a cold December morning,

Rain falls and smoke rises.

Is the smoke wet from the rain?

Is the rain warmed by the smoke?

Answer in the form of haïku

December morning

Rain and smoke mingle.

Fleeting gifts of water.

12 December 2020.


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