Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #36 – ‘like Basho’ – Deep Within Self
“It’s time again for our weekend meditation that special feature for the weekend to give myself and you a little bit more time to meditate and contemplate before you have to respond. This time I have chosen for an all new feature that I have given the name “Deep Within Self”. In that feature the goal is to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form from the heart. Try to create Japanese poetry in which you catch your Inner Most Feeling inspired on a given theme.

Maybe you know the idea of The Third Eye (the pineal gland) on the midst of your forehead. It is said that you can see right from the heart, soul and mind through the Third Eye. I know what that means. As you open your Third Eye you can really see. In my case I saw the past and relived the life of Basho … and that was an eye-opener.”

just one leaf
struggles with the wind
like Basho

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

standing on sand
in ocean waves, I see
my younger self


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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  1. Wow! What can i say more …

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