Sinking into a “Haiku” Awareness

…as I walk, I think of Basho and Thoreau and Annie Dillard and Patti Anne Rogers and Gary Snyder and John Muir…and those other ancient Japanese and Chinese poets…I am gradually learning to see what they saw…the essential beauty of everything…the wabi-sabi dimension…the elegance of the rotting leaves…the simplicity of the dead twigs…the graceful flight of birds…the humility of the gnarled branches of trees…and the slower I walk, the more mindful I become…from time to time, I am seized by “the moment” …and I have to pause, to sense and to internalize in raw silence…and consider the metaphors being revealed in the most subtle of ways…there is coherence and clarity, freedom and harvest…as such, the world is made luminous and is transfigured. This experience enhances my living and my humanity…when I walk, meanings present themselves in myriad ways…and the world stops for a moment as meanings bloom and flower…and time becomes ripe and golden…and glows…stirring my soul…and sinking into a “Haiku” awareness…

About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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2 Responses to Sinking into a “Haiku” Awareness

  1. Thank you for sharing this beautifully written, magically worded portrait..into the sense of awe and wonder…such a lovely and tranquil place to be…and you have truly captured the feeling…..sigh

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