Lap May10 by Mark M. Redfearn novice monk at dusk brushing from the Buddha’s lap three dead butterflies Related Post navigation ← Inches Robe → 18 comments on “Lap” Tournesol (Clr) says: May 10, 2015 at 11:37 am Oh wow, Mark, this is just beautiful!! It is the type of haiku you read over and over Reply Jackie Le Poidevin says: May 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm 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? Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: May 10, 2015 at 7:01 pm I was thinking of a statue, but readers may think as they will—perfectly fine with me! On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 2:50 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Jen says: May 10, 2015 at 7:21 pm Many possible interpretations here — nicely done 🙂 Reply adaspoetryalcove says: May 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm Nicely done! Reply thotpurge says: May 10, 2015 at 9:34 pm Does the #3 have significance, I wonder? Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: May 11, 2015 at 2:42 am You may assign meaning to it, if you wish! 😉 On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 9:34 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply thotpurge says: May 11, 2015 at 2:44 am 🙂 Reply Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says: May 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm So rich in meanings. There are definitely many layers here. Reply kaykuala h says: May 11, 2015 at 6:51 am 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 Reply janicead says: May 11, 2015 at 4:39 pm Congrats on a beautifully layered haiku! Reply ladyleemanila says: May 12, 2015 at 6:52 am I can see them, lovely haiku, Mark 🙂 Reply Rall says: May 12, 2015 at 8:51 am Has a ring of Agatha Christie about it. Butterfly predator on the loose ! Reply marit31 says: May 12, 2015 at 1:07 pm nice. oddly sad. Reply purplepeninportland says: May 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm Poor dead butterflies, but nice haiku. Reply Bastet says: May 12, 2015 at 10:41 pm perfect and so many lovely interpretations that one could put to it … which in my mind means a great haiku! 🙂 Reply Mark M. Redfearn says: May 13, 2015 at 1:58 am Thanks, Bastet! On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10:41 PM, Mark M. Redfearn wrote: > Reply Chèvrefeuille says: May 15, 2015 at 8:28 am WOW! What a gorgeous and very spiritual haiku Mark. I just had to read it more than once … well done …. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.