Monday, May 20, 2013

Temperance (XIV)



she smiles her tears
balance of day and night
spins the world

the old sage
absorbs joy and grief
he knows no desire


This Haiku is shared with Carpe Diem - Temperance (XIV).




36 comments:

  1. aah, the balancing act is just too good! Nicely done, speck.

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  2. Such a delicate balancing act - absorbing joy and grief!

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  3. I personally think it is very sad if a person reaches the point where they have no desire.....

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    1. Yes ... what's the point in living without ambition (at least this is what I feel).

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  4. Bringing balance in someone's life ... that's a nice find on Temperance. She/He is also in several meanings a guardian angel.

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  5. beautifully written, as always :)

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  6. The second one is my pick of the day.

    http://unshakenthoughts.com/2013/05/20/temperance-haiku/

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  7. She smiles her tears!! Just superb, reading your blog after a long time, you know why ;) :)

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  8. Yes, balance is the thing. Between light and dark and male and female.

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  9. The task of seeking the balance...Lovely haiku!

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  10. Does it take desire-less-ness to become a sage?

    Balanced

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    1. Well, but it does require balance :-)

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  11. Ah the enlightened soul, if only we could view life so unbiasedly? But then our bias and desires make us human...

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    1. And that's what we should relish :-)

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  12. Well done. Your second really ties together wisdom and temperance.

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  13. Some valuable truths here to consider
    nicely penned

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  14. Really nice haiku on balance..

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