Arco (TN)

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Carpe Diem Special - St. Francis - September 16, 2014

Strange but true ... when I read the quote for today's Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special, I had a deja-vu reading this quote and thought I'd might have already written about this quote:

 [...] "All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.” [...]
St. Francis of Assisi
But it was this quote I'd remembered!  

[…] "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared" […]Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
Isn't it wonderful how candles were used each time to explain a spiritual reality ... and thousands of years apart. The post I wrote then was entitled: Inspired By Buddha.

 the light of a candle

is transferred to another candle—
spring twilight

© Yosa Buson


a winter's night
shadows flee from the walls
candle-light flickers

a tempest rages
warm glow of candle light
dispels the darkness

evening gloams
candle stands by the window
moth comes visiting

friends breaking bread
the guest offers new wine
by candle-light

 ©  G.s.k. '14


  1. I really, really like the image of bread-breaking as an opportunity to sip the wine of new friendship!

    1. Thanks ... I'm happy you enjoyed this pleasant scene.

  2. What a lovely series, cara, I felt so calm reading this and especially enjoyed the last two:)

    1. Thanks Cher ... I love candle light ... and what could be better than meeting with friends ... even a friendly moth ;-)

  3. I have to echo Cheryl-Lynn and Mark -- the final two (visitor) haiku really stand out. Warmth, companionship, friendship, hospitality -- just lovely.

    1. Thanks Jen ... it was a more difficult prompt than I'd expected so I'm happy that you (and Cher and Mark) found these two haiku inviting.


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

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