20 May – 26 May – 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.

May 20-26:

Life experience.
A large pattern will shape us.
Emerge beautiful.

Sit and contemplate.
Respond to inner urgings.
Retreat into you.

Lives do not need doubt.
Avoiding interference,
come to what is right.

Direct truths to find
eternal experience.
Genuine action.

Take in one subject.
Glimpse of self-cultivation.
A brilliant presence.

In time for ourselves,
we center meaning and hope.
Be the force flowing.

The skillful surprise,
flexible to circumstance.
Personal nature.

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