A Week of Haiku – Week 1

A Week of Haiku – Week 1
I decided to challenge myself to write a haiku a day for the next few months.

Writing a haiku a day challenges me to select a moment, ruminate on it, and attempt to capture its essence in 17 syllables. I’ve found that it has helped me cultivate a posture of reflection and attentiveness—and it is rather fun!

Here are this weeks haiku:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Soil prepped, soil teeming
Seeds in the palm of my hand
Life cycle begins

Saturday, May 16, 2015

These simple raised beds
hold soil like two tender hands
giving life to life

Friday, May 15, 2015

Cool, damp morning air
Birds singing happily
Who taught them their song?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sensing a breakthrough,
something simple is amiss.
Prayer—I need to pray.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Living fruitfully
Breath in. Breathe out. Think. Write. Pray.
Habituation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gritty sandpaper
In all its abrasiveness
Renders the board smooth

Monday, May 11, 2015

Feels too cold to bike
So I drove to work instead
Now I feel lazy


Photo credit: Lance Baker [Loc.] Guatemala

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