Energy healing for our world
 
Sanación energética para nuestro mundo
  

 
  
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Since my teens I have written poetry. I have read Japanese haiku in the past. Recently I was encouraged to write poetry in this Japanese style. The convention for this poetic form is strict. It consists of 3 lines, in syllable counts of 5, 7 & 5.
 
An extension of haiku is the tanka, consisting of 5 lines, in syllable counts of 5, 7, 5, 7 & 7.
 
A haibun combines a tanka followed by a short piece of prose which develops the theme of the tanka. This may be from less than 100 words up to 300 or so.
 
I love the disciplne that these poetic forms demand - concise thought and sharp expression to capture images in such a space. My haibuns usually have a prose section of under 100 words. They seem to fit me like a glove.
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                   Returning to Buddha
 
Following my heart
I became lost in shadow
Then my heart called
I turned towards the light
Shining as bright as ever
  
Am I?
 
       Truly I am not
       So how can I feel so raw?
       The sun shines brightly
 
 
               Death
 
No light, dark nor self
Just the immaculacy of
Endless Buddha Light