Not Always Perfect

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week 1 episode 6: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Insight 5 The Teacher isn’t holy too
Basho was a real haiku master, but he also said: “Now you have learned the rules, you have to forget them immediately and just enjoy the writing / composing of haiku”. In this we can see that Basho was a humble man, full of compassion. He was glad to be of help, but told his disciples to explore their world and their creativity. Basho was just the “living manual” and his disciples could interpret that manual in their own way.

just one leaf
struggles with the wind
like Basho

I bow my head
in front of Basho’s statue
whispering “thank you”

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

Read all her books
perfect prose and plots
latest disappointed

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to Not Always Perfect

  1. I would love to know who the author was. :0) I just put aside a book…at my age, I’ll give it 10% or 50 pages. If it hasn’t got me excited about finding time to read, forget it. Life is too short, too many good books to read. (I love Basho)


    • Elizabeth George. I usually give up after 50 pages, also.


      • Smiles. I’m hooked on her, too…love her writing. I think I know which one you are talking about.I don’t remember the title, but it focuses on what made a serial killer from the previous novel, a serial killer. I don’t want to go into detail and give away anything about the previous title. :0) I have 2 more of hers waiting on my bedside table. I don’t know how she turns out so many long novels.

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