Sunday, November 2, 2008

daily meditation

The spring day
in the pools

haiku by Issa
Found in "today and today"

Since Year 4 poetry class I have always loved haiku. The simple rhythm three lines can create.
No rhyme, just flow. 5, 7, 5. Typically addressing a season, a reference to time in nature. Perhaps it was the beginning, that poetry class, of me and words. I'd rather write a letter than speak on the phone. With pen in hand I internalise and although there are times when it creates frustration...there is more joy than anger.

I calm when I watch the smooth, lyrical line of pen on paper.
You may calm with a needle and thread
Paintbrush and watercolour
Rolling pin and dough
Hammer and nail.

What is your daily meditation? What do you enjoy?


  1. That's so beautiful Jodi.

    I think my meditation is the needle and thread ... but sadly not daily :)

  2. I would have to say drawing with pencil on paper but sadly that is not daily either.

  3. I know it sounds mundane but I try to do a dishes meditation. Concentrate on how clean I'm getting the plates, standing straight, pretty bubbles..sometimes it works and at least it's daily.
    Jodi I have an award for you over at my place...

  4. Hmm, I think making tea. The whole process of boiling the water, steeping the tea and taking the time to sit and drink. So enjoyable.

  5. I love a cup of tea and to watch the wind in the trees from my front verandah.

  6. I can so relate to every word you just wrote...very me...though the needle and thread, paintbrush and the rich earth of my garden can provide the same. Lovely post.