Lap

 
 
 


novice monk at dusk
 
brushing from the Buddha’s lap
 
three dead butterflies

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18 comments on “Lap

  1. Oh wow, Mark, this is just beautiful!! It is the type of haiku you read over and over

  2. Oh, beautiful (if sad) and so much to think about. Is it a statue or is it actually the Buddha and he’s been meditating for so long? Are we all in the lap of the gods?

  3. Jen says:

    Many possible interpretations here — nicely done 🙂

  4. thotpurge says:

    Does the #3 have significance, I wonder?

  5. So rich in meanings. There are definitely many layers here.

  6. kaykuala h says:

    The chores done by the novice monks are never hurried. They certainly take their time to accord reverence to the Lord Buddha by cleaning and clearing the statue!

    Hank

  7. janicead says:

    Congrats on a beautifully layered haiku!

  8. I can see them, lovely haiku, Mark 🙂

  9. Rall says:

    Has a ring of Agatha Christie about it. Butterfly predator on the loose !

  10. marit31 says:

    nice. oddly sad.

  11. Poor dead butterflies, but nice haiku.

  12. Bastet says:

    perfect and so many lovely interpretations that one could put to it … which in my mind means a great haiku! 🙂

  13. WOW! What a gorgeous and very spiritual haiku Mark. I just had to read it more than once … well done ….

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