22 Jan – 28 Jan 2020 – Daily Haiku

Each day in 2020, I’m adapting that day’s entry from the book “365 Tao: Daily Meditations” into a haiku. I’m doing this, though, following the structure of “Blackout Poetry.” I darken the words I’m not using and highlight those I am, thus allowing my haiku to emerge from the page. At the end of each seven day period, I post the previous seven as a string of haikus.

January 22-28:

We know ambiguity.
Art is practical.

Understand retreat.
Quality of survival.
Quiet renewal.

Laughter of children,
a simple pleasure of life.
And hope for us all.

True people are safe.
Value the simplicity.
Energy to live.

Offer our knowledge.
Represent our communion.
Accept salvation.

Moments together.
Essential group sustenance.
Collective purpose.

To guide decisions,
develop the potential
for wise advisers.


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