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

Recuerda Mi Corazon Haiku My Heart Fridays


Friday Haiku

30 comments:

Magyar said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Magyar

much love...

Laura said...

beautiful thoughts … sailing on the wind Gillena.

Lea said...

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

Reading Pleasure said...

Beautiful!

Kristjaan Panneman said...

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

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.

carol l mckenna said...

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

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Lenora said...

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

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

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

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

Lorraine Renaud said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Laura

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lea

Much love

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Kristjaan for your appreciation

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Celestine

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lou

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Carol happy you stopped by

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lenora

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Jules

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Maggie

Much love…

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Lorraine

Much love…

Rita Odeh said...

One of your best haiku, Gillena.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rita

much love...

Anne Jeffries said...

Solitude's wind
Sought after combination
Thoughts become clearer

kaykuala said...

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

Hank

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for sharing Anne

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Hank

Much love…

Adelaide said...

A lovely haiku

Adelaide

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Adelaide

much love...