“Haiku Mind”….


(“Daffodils”, watercolor, Jane Kohut-Bartels, 2003)

Well, attempting it.  These haiku are some of my very first and are hit and miss.  My study of haiku was slight when I began to write them, so I have a lot to catch up on.  The study of haiku no michi (following the way of haiku in daily life) is a way to open the heart and mind to the present moment.  Attempting now a more formal study of this ‘michi’.

Lady Nyo

Pale lavender sky
Balances the moon and sun
The scale shifts to night.


Fallen leaves crackle.
Sparrows add the treble notes.
Season’s musical.


Dogwoods blooming
The crucifixion appears
White moths in the night.


Fall’s crispness compels
Apples to tumble from trees.
Worms make the journey.


The frost at morning
Makes the birds plump their feathers
Squirrels add chatter.


A swirl of blossoms
Caught in the water’s current
Begins the season.


Jane Kohut-Bartels
Copyrighted, 2018






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2 Responses to ““Haiku Mind”….”

  1. Frank Hubeny Says:

    I like the sparrows adding the treble notes and the worms making the journey when apples tumble from the trees. Nice picture of daffodils. The ones I see in the botanic garden don’t seem to last long before they fade.

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  2. ladynyo Says:

    Hi Frank. Thanks for reading and always your comment. I like those too, but the dogwood /white moths in the night has special meaning for me. There was a dogwood tree next door, and it leaned over into our property….it was finally cut down, but from my bed i could see the white moths (dogwood blossoms) Ethereal. The daff painting I did using one daff. Just turned it around and around. LOL!

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