Haibun 164

live under the sky

chickadees are so happy they fill me with unbounded smiles. all over my yard in the heat of summer or the bitterest days of winter they fly. cocking their heads in noisy celebration and observation. they see every movement and react in their perfect chickadee form. each moment is born and births another for them. the certainty of pachelbels canon and i never tire of listening and watching.

the way
branches move…
with no breeze

Haibun 163

kundalini dreams

in my yard are a million things. maybe a trillion things. infinite things really. the designs of the natural world captivate and free me. when a daylily ‘sees’ me what does it see. patterns is all. noise from my breath is all. and just another part of itself. such is the wisdom of nature. if we could only see ourselves in it and with it we would be wise lost in its vastness.

still
in midair…
the hummingbirds
invisible
wings

Haibun 162

life contains no answers

people often say that life is full of questions. I dont think so. the only thing we have to do in life is to accept it. people get upset over things that amount to nothing more than unachievable dreams. why didnt i win the lottery. why did that other person get the promotion. why is that party or the other in power. or not. it is so simple really. when i was in my twenties my wife and i visited some friends at shawnigan lake in british columbia. they were working at a camp for very troubled girls. we camped on the side of a hill above their facilities. one day we were heading out to climb a mountain nearby. nothing daring just a trail to a windy peak is all. as we were loading a toyota land cruiser we were borrowing from another friend i saw that he had left a seventy pound survival pack in the back of the vehicle. i asked my friend if the owner was planning on going somewhere and he said oh no. so i asked why he had a pack ready. my friend said as a reminder. a reminder of what i asked. of the only things he really ‘needs’ was the answer. a life changing moment it was. if you carefully select the really necessary things in your life you can live a lifetime without questions or answers.

in the shape of a woman
an aurora
dances me home