Haiku Horizons – Lead – Troiku – August 18, 2015

Donkeylead with a rope
the donkey will walk
for a while

lead with a rope
not beaten with a lead pipe
even donkeys work

the donkey will walk
carrying great leaden packs
patiently and long

[for a while]
like people – it can be lead
but not forever

© G.s.k. ‘15

A troiku is an invented form by the author and host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai … go HERE to see how it’s done!

Haiku – Freedom Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAneither happy nor sad
life follows its course
in endless cycles

spring’s sunshine
creates new flowers
and brings more rain

without winter frost
some cycles are incomplete
sterile apple trees

freedom
neither happy nor sad
free from duality

castle and flowers
inviting spring thoughts
walking down the path

Logo+CD+March2014Written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – March 9, 2014.  From many points of view, freedom would be, the power of doing what one wants.  This is not the Buddhist point of view.  Freedom is being able to live life without the strident contrasts of duality … it’s being content with one’s life, without overloading that contentment with undue emotions and ambitions.

In our age of consumerism, our freedom is eroded daily by induced needs … perhaps we should try to meditate on what freedom is all about.  In my personal meditations I’ve concluded that if I live in a state of induced need and wants, something or someone is my master, if I have a master, am I free?

Carpe Diem: Land of The Free

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Land of the Free

Part two of Adrian von Ziegler’s 4 part musical short story…

Haiku

I

open fields welcome
travellers to my free land
love our true wealth

II

birds and song my friends
bright morning sunshine smiling
hearts open ’tis freedom

III

our serenity
our peaceful soul is freedom
all men welcome here

Quatern: feline nature

Feline Nature

Quatern

Feline nature

Daily I walked alone and free
And problems I had not a one.
Living and working just for me,
Everything was much more fun.

I managed my time as I pleased
Daily I walked alone and free
No one to blandish or appease
None with whom I’d to disagree

With him there’s little space for me,
For  I have a feline’s nature.
Daily I walked alone and free,
Limitations don’t make me purr.

Always to have to compromise
Just makes me want to shout and flee
Return to feline paradise…
Daily I walked alone and free.

For Quatern and Challenge by Cubby