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Cardiac Relief   3 comments

Benson Sculpture Garden-3083 blog“Cardiac Relief by Nicholas D. Moffett, Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland, CO (July 31, 2017)
— Image by kenne

A haiku is not a poem, it is not literature; it is a hand becoming, 
a door half-opened, a mirror wiped clean.  It is a way of returning
to nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our 
falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature.  It is a way in
which the cold winter rain, the swallows of evening, even the very
day in its hotness, and the length of the night, become truly 
alive, share in our humanity, speak their own silent 
and expressive language.

–  Haiku: Eastern Culture, 1949, Volume Onep. 243.
Translations and commentary by Reginald H. Blyth

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