Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Haiku Challenge, day 21

Written for The Haiku Challenge 2012 - Day 21 – February 21st – Theme: Dedication

This is a tough one. I had to search for the meaning of dedication and some synonyms. I can't write a haiku without that information. So ... let me try this one.

in the old temple
man can feel the devotion
of the monks

with faithfulness
monks resonating their mantra
for the Boddhisatva

to the doctrine of emptiness
the monks keep silent

in every flower
I can see the hand of God
that's devotion

to ancient Japanese poetry
I am a haiku poet

'Till tomorrow


Grace said...

Cheers to your beautiful haiku set ~

I do like the dedication of the monks and your writing of haiku form ~

Keep on writing ~

Cloaked Monk/Terri said...

Yes, I see the hand of God in each flower too.

Asni said...

Very nicely done!

... said...

Unusual Spiritual approach to the theme.
A wonder!

Magyar said...

a temple
is this very earth we trod
prayers walk

__Love this collection, Chevrefeuille!
__As it always happens, when I have cause to think on that which I read, I am compelled to leave an echo in complement. _m

Ellecee said...

Wonderful Haiku from a Haiku Poet Thank you

Susie Clevenger said...

I love your haiku on the dedication of a monk and I love your dedication to haiku

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

A beautiful set of haiku...
Loved this line a lot...
'in every flower I can see the hand of Godthat's devotion'...Very beautiful :)
Implicit Dedication

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like a mantra dedicated to the freedom of the inner soul! Very beautiful!

Ramesh Sood said...

Yes, you did reach with your dedication.. RS:)

Anonymous said...

Love these haiku. You did well on the theme. Thank you for sharing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The last one in your string is my favorite. Delicious! I too dedicate myself to the ancient art. Thank you for making it clear to me.

Dedicated to Romancing the Wild

becca givens said...

Wonderful set of Haiku on dedication ... you created a lovely and varied set. I like the spiritual aspect from the monks and seeing God's hand ... Bravo!!

Here is my Day 21.

Maude Lynn said...

Beautiful haiku!

sonsylass said...

wonderfully evocative :-)

Andy Sewina said...

Yeah the last one says it all! But the one I relly like is - dedicated to the doctrine of emptiness the monks keep silent.

Chèvrefeuille said...

I loved writing these haiku on dedication. It gives an image of the way I think and how I live my life. I am not a Buddhist, but I love their doctrine and thoughts.
I think in my haiku this Buddhism like feeling is always there.

deep silence
walking through the corridor
of the monastery

Someone is Special said...

I loved your spiritual take.. Thanks.. :-)