Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Clarity, A Haiku




Ignorance obscures
Clarity of mind present
Always above clouds.

15 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi Dan

A lovely haiku to remind me that at any time I can choose which 'space' I am in...

Right now I am going out under the clouds for another walk in the park between showers and before the sun slips down. While it is still warm the days are noticeably shorter so I need to be on the way by 4pm.

Happy days

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Delwyn, I hope your walk is restorative and pleasant. As your days shorten, ours lengthen. We both have clouds.

Sarah Lulu said...

Aaaah so true Dan.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, SL- thanks for stopping by. Stay sunny!

Lori ann said...

lovely haiku Dan, i love the meaning and the clouds. It rained here yesterday most of the day and had me in a thoughtful quiet mood. I'll remember your words.

Paul C said...

What preoccupies many is how to get above the clouds.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Good advice - rise above the clouds. You rise when you lessen the weight by divesting yourself of ego concerns.

Reya Mellicker said...

Beautiful! I think clouds are about clarity, too. Wish I was clever enough to write a poem about it.

Dan Gurney said...

Lori ann, thank you. I took that photo from my backyard. It looked like my mind; clouded by ignorance, but with regions of clarity, too.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Paul. I'm happy, very happy, to have my feet in contact with our lovely, lovely Mother Earth. I love her so.

Dan Gurney said...

Bonnie, yes, egoic thinking is what clouds our clarity, but it also helps us navigate the world. It's really useful and necessary to have an ego helping to keep body and soul together to set boundaries to keep things from unwinding.

But the key is remembering not to take ego thinking too too seriously. Ultimately, it's not real.

Dan Gurney said...

Reya, I think you're plenty clever enough to write poetry. Perhaps you might enjoy trying your hand at some syllabic forms, haiku, etheree, tanka, Cinquain.

Alden Smith said...

I like clouds, especially the ones with silver linings.

Dan Gurney said...

Oh, yes, Alden. Clouds keep the earth warm at night, they bring us rain, they encourage contemplation, they fill the sky with beauty and wonder. I like clouds with and without silver linings.

Dayne Gingrich said...

Love this! Clarity is a goal of mine, whatever that means for me at this moment...