Written for: Carpe Diem #1274 Ryuko-ji (compassion)
Today I have chosen one of the temples on Shikoku Island to inspire you with. This temple is named Ryuko-ji and is devoted to the Buddha of Compassion.
“Wordlessness” is (in my opinion) one of the pillars of haiku. Look at our haiku. Three lines, approximately 17 syllables and around 15 or 20 words. It’s a very short poem, but in that poem the strength is the scenes that are told about without words. So “wordlessness” is part of haiku.
© Chèvrefeuille (“wordlessness”-haiku)
Here is my attempt: