Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Writing with Gibran - Mist - August 2, 2014

Today again we look at "Sea and Foam" at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai please follow the link to read the interesting prompt!

Here's the verse by Gibran for today:

[ ...] Once I filled my hand with mist. Then I opened it, and look, the mist was a worm. And I closed and opened my hand again, and behold there was a bird. And again I closed and opened my hand, and in its hollow stood a man with a sad face turned upward. And again I closed my hand, and when I opened it, there was nothing but mist. But I heard a song of exceeding sweetness.[...]

A lovely verse, which reminds me of  Zen - I'll paraphrase it here: Before satori, the mountains were the mountains and the lakes were lakes ... After satori, the mountains were  mountains and the lake was a lake ...

the mist hiding life
from worm to bird to man
the song was sweet

walking in the woods
mist hides life's reality
sweet nature's song

©  G.s.k. '14


  1. I visited Maui several years ago... when you are on Mt. Haleaka -
    looking down through clouds upon clouds you see nothing else but clouds (and it is cold up there!) - nothing but clouds! :)

  2. This is lovely Georgia -- a great tribute to Gibran. :)

  3. These are, to borrow your word, sweet.

    Thanks for the heads-up on my bad link.

    Fixed it.


    1. Glad you got it fixed ... but I haven't done sweetness yet ;-) ... no really thanks for the comment Cheers to you too JzB! Georgia.

  4. A sweet song echoing Gibran (in the mist)

    1. Thank you Moondustwriter for the comment and passing by :-)

  5. A brilliant set of haiku Georgia ... strong in its choice of words creating a mysterious, magical scenery ... well done.

  6. I'm happy you liked them ... the prompt was a very inspiring push towards a walk in the mists of being.


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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