Haiku Mindfulness

Use 17 syllables to clear your mind.
Beverley Minster at sunrise

Mindfulness is the new buzzword, but have we got it wrong? Many followers use meditation to clear the brain of rubbish, but the 17 syllables of a Haiku in 3 lines, is the perfect way to investigate one’s feeling and thoughts. Take a photo and add a Haiku. It’s more fun than meditation and you have something to show for the effort.

You don’t have to show it to anyone. You might fear others won’t get it.

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Screaming trees (5)

Number 5 in my series, ‘I hear the river laugh.’  Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy building, Sluicing water upwards, roaring over mudflats, Through to Goole, swamping the Ouse and Trent, Removing ten thousand years Of post-glacial civilisation. York and Venice cannot be saved, By Tidal Barriers. Profits rise with the water Until drilling downContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”

Screaming trees (5)

Drilling down Ever narrower now, energy buildingSluicing water upwards,Roaring over mudflats,Through to Goole,Swamping the Ouse and Trent,Removing ten thousand yearsOf post-glacial civilisation.York and Venice cannot be saved,By Tidal Barriers.Profits rise with the waterUntil drilling down means holding onAgainst the soaring tidesAnd strengthening winds.And as the storms merge,We ask, ‘What now ?’ Part 5 of myContinue reading “Screaming trees (5)”

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