Friday, February 21, 2014

1394


grasping solitude -
the many thoughts that can be
written on the wind

-- gillena cox



Linking today to
Carpe Diem #405, Zenjibuji (Temple 32)

It maybe well here to note the use of words in Zen, the way in which silence and speech are one thing. In all true Zen language and conversation, that is to say, whenever two minds are really in communion, any given word connotes its logical opposite as well. So if we say "selflessness", it means, in conjunction, "selffulness". "Loneliness" is also a state of interpenetration with all other things. Thus Basho (1644-1694) says, aspiring to be in this state:

ah, Kankodori,
deepen thou
my loneliness

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30 Comments:

Blogger Magyar said...

Truthful.
__Often there is such value in solitude while collected thoughts are recorded in a 'wind blown' memory... mine. _m

12:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Magyar

much love...

1:01 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

beautiful thoughts … sailing on the wind Gillena.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

Beautiful. Your words are like wisps of clouds on a blue, blue sky...

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

Beautiful!

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

This is such a nice haiku ... the solitude in it is very strong.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Lou Lohman said...

Love the Haiku - and the photo that goes with it. It's a perfect explanation of what it's like to be "alone" with one's thoughts - ephemeral as they are.

3:30 PM  
Blogger carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic haiga and well penned haiku ~ beautiful! ~ thanks, xxx

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

5:14 PM  
Blogger Lenora said...

solitude - companionship, and yes i can find each within the other - so cool!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Or on the melting snow...
I wish I could ID feathers.
The birds nesting in my porch eaves drop some that they try to weave into their nests. Or the ones in the yard. Maybe one of these days...
there is another thought -
Identify feathers :)

I adapt to winter by dressing in layers. Not quite mud, like the frogs in the nearby creek.

Thanks for your visit to my CD pieces and the Flash Fiction. I enjoy writing. ~ Poetically yours, Jules

6:44 PM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thoughts written on the wind...a gentle image.

9:22 PM  
Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Without a doubt my favourite of all time, your brilliant artist dear Gillena

4:52 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Laura

Much love

5:29 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lea

Much love

5:33 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Kristjaan for your appreciation

Much love…

5:34 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Celestine

Much love…

5:36 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lou

Much love…

5:38 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carol happy you stopped by

Much love…

5:40 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lenora

Much love…

5:41 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Jules

Much love...

5:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Maggie

Much love…

5:45 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Lorraine

Much love…

5:46 AM  
Blogger Rita Odeh said...

One of your best haiku, Gillena.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rita

much love...

11:37 AM  
Blogger Anne Jeffries said...

Solitude's wind
Sought after combination
Thoughts become clearer

12:14 PM  
Blogger kaykuala said...

Appreciating solitude as a privilege. Rightfully yes it tallies! Nicely Gillena!

Hank

12:47 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for sharing Anne

much love...

3:14 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Hank

Much love…

3:15 PM  
Blogger Adelaide said...

A lovely haiku

Adelaide

6:59 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Adelaide

much love...

7:01 AM  

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