Morning Haiku and Waka – Joy – April 30, 2015


 among the flowers
a whirligig whistles
playing with the wind

joy in the rain
the warm sun shines in my mind
flights of fancy

an instant’s joy
the mountains green in springtime
the bird’s song at dawn

this rugged road
leads both ways to joy and sorrow
there  – a cuckoo calls
looking up as the rain falls
tears wash away with the rain

what is this joy
an inner song and vision
gone in a second
but the memory remains
delighting my sad moments

music plays
just sitting in a dark room
watching the notes fly

© G.s.k. ‘15

In the month we’ve been doing the reading and prompts from the Bhagavad Gita we’ve also been asking ourselves, are the world’s religions perhaps united among themselves … have they perhaps all grown from one source?  If one is a monotheist and sees the similarities in the Gita to their own religion, they might consider that even then, the Deity in His/Her unity, led His/Her people in their needs for their age giving them teachings they could understand. The atheist will think, that humanity has always loved to try to understand the origin and meaning of life and thus, created religion.  For me the roads to peace and unity are many but in the end, isn’t the goal one?  This is the answer that suits me.

in the here and now
rain falls and sun shines

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Joy

24 thoughts on “Morning Haiku and Waka – Joy – April 30, 2015

  1. I loved this (esp “playing with the wind”). And accompanied by one of my all-time favorite pieces just makes it perfect. I’m sitting here sipping coffee and listening to the rest of the Satie while the sun slips up over my neighbor’s roofline to fill my kitchen. Thanks for a beautiful start to my day!


  2. Oh my this is beautiful! each stanza filled with wisdom and serenity, cara…on our rugged road filled with joy and sorrow. Memories of all these joys and recalling the endings of many sorrows bring me happiness like a gentle rainfall.


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