(And now, here are a few of his haiku, taken from his blog site)
Some Summer mornings,
you can’t grasp a single word –
so sit in wonder.
moon still a sliver.
heart too small to hold these tears.
not enough sake.
(and remembering Basho’s haiku about a bee
of the peony
I couldn’t resist putting this one up)
underneath her skirts
Besides writing haiku, senryu and tanka, Gary also writes classical poetry like ghazal, villanelle and sonnets. You can visit his blog site – Ye Olde Foole – by clicking the link and he can also be read on Books Cover 2 Cover.
And now I will try to write in the same tone and spirit as Gary, inspiring myself from this haiku which is one of my favourites … and very Zen to me :
There are no questions
save the ones you brought, yourself,
into this stillness.
© Gary Maxwell
in this silence
nothing to meditate on
rolling past infinitely
from wonder to wonder
© G.s.k. ‘15
This post was written for:
where we write about a favourite haiku … in my case I wanted to write about my favourite haiku poet, so I didn’t choose just one of his many poems ….