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My Haiku Poems

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This year I made it a goal to email a friend daily haiku poems, that I write spontaneously each morning. I’m really enjoying it! I never have to think. The poems usually write themselves. I’ll share a few with you in this blog post. (Scroll down, they are black & white images.)

Please note: I’m writing the haiku poems in my own way, but following the traditional Japanese three-line rule, of seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Within those rules, I pretty much say whatever comes to mind.

life_haiku

good haiku

child haiku

spirit haiku

time haiku

grace haiku

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Rumi: Lovers, Madness & Poetry

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“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

“Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are.”

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.”

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad.”

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

“Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself.”

“You think because you understand ‘one’ you must also understand ‘two’, because one and one make two. But you must also understand ‘and’.”

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

All quotes by Rumi

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Hafiz: Fear, Love & Happiness

Hafiz Fear Love Happiness

“One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.”

“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.”

“Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”

“When all your desires are distilled; you will cast just two votes: to love more, and be happy.”

All quotes by Hafiz

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