Category Archives: Perspective

Constant Now

Of sadness and sorrow…

   Constant Now

Years later he grieves
Maybe not as constant now
Wind rustling the leaves

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book Of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

We all feel the pain. Let me know if that strikes a chord…

Given the Chance

Contemplating the form…

   Given the Chance

Fewer words can speak
Volumes if given the chance
It’s a haiku week

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book Of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

Cute? Not cute? Profound? Tell us what you think…?

Waking From

Contemplating foolishness and epiphany…

   Waking From

As if from a dream
Waking from ego’s folly
Once again redeemed

   -gl-

From   –   Straight Thru the Curves: A Book of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

Ring any bells? Let us know what you think…

It Will Happen

Contemplating purpose…

   It Will Happen

It’s happened before
And it will happen again
Need new worlds before

   Moons and Dinosaurs

Or we roll the dice
Moons and dinosaurs attest
Do we go for thrice?

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   –   (AWIP)

Truths Streaming

Contemplating reality and our role in it…

   Truths Streaming

Our realities ponder
The training
Is that backwards? Which way are the truths streaming?
These some of the strange paths upon which my thoughts wander

We create
Ourselves thru the drills
And we are what happens on the other side

Or is it the other way round that decides?
The training develops itself thru us when it fills
Us with trained reactions that do not abate

Over time and leagues yonder
Is that backwards? Which way are the truths streaming?
Or is it reality’s simply feigning?
I wonder

   -gl-

In the World

Contemplating enlightenment…

   In the World

Wind blows in my face
And not a care in the world
Moments of true grace

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   –   (aWIP)

Our Shores

Contemplating freedom, and not…

   Our Shores

Freedom rings
And not just a phrase
While less than perfect these days
This country of ours is still the one that brings

To its shores
Those suffering oppression
For all around the world they still venture here

When it is for their lives and for their hopes that they fear
For refugees the premier destination
Is our shores

Despite whatever fears the media flings
About our liberties in decay
Those without come here to stay
Yes, freedom still rings

   -gl-

One Hand Clapping

Contemplating wonder…

   One Hand Clapping

When the truth you’ve found
The sound of one hand clapping
Is the most profound

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book Of Haiku   (aWIP)

Lonely Spirits

Contemplating the wonder of love and nature…

   Lonely Spirits

A cool running stream
Refreshes lonely spirits
See you in my dreams

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

The Sword Cuts

Contemplating life, death, and the struggle…

   The Sword Cuts

The sword cuts
And I die
The ending’s abrupt
No wondering why

Triumph is near
Look at history
Cleansed of fear
Death can be victory

Life opens and shuts
Doomed from the crib
The sword cuts
And I live

   -gl-

From   –   A Warrior’s Battles: Poems of Struggle   (aWIP)