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breeding compassion (Waka) Daily Moments June 13, 2016

 

©Karuna Poole (cropped pics)

thimbleberry shrub
overcome by freeloaders
choked by greedy arms

blackberry vines overstay
morning glories take over

human’s helping hands
unwinding weeds and vines
free the choking stems

greenbelt lovers lend a hand
disentangling carefully

digging at the root
removing each stake – claimed
by jealous lovers

***

bindweeds breed – only
unhealthy relationships
nature’s oppressor

***

world disputes – only,
farm famine and poverty
breeding ground of war

greed lingers at the root
breeding lust for wars

if compassion
could lure like greed and lust
man would be set free

the Golden Rule would become Law
the breeding ground of love

©Tournesol’19/06/13

Daily Moments – June 13, 2017  breeding compassion  (waka)

This waka (solo no renga and haiku/senryu) were inspired by Mystery, Adventure and Reward by Karuna’s post at LivingLearningAndLettingGo where she works tirelessly in the Greenbelt behind her home freeing the thumbleberry shrub from bindweeds (morning glory) and blackberry vines.   This post reminded me of one thing, “if only only compassion ruled the world.” I’ve taken the liberty to post a few of her photos to illustrate the meaning of the poem.

 

 

Daily Moments ~ misread intentions (tanka)

 

Life slows down
body breaks down messaging
forewarning the soul
mindfully fighting with heart
urge to purge ill thoughts

misconceptions
naively misreading
actions d’autrui
projecting their anger
sorrow stews needlessly

work life mantra
relationships askew
Lokah Samastah 
Sukino Bhavantu
Shanti Shanti Shanti

/© Tournesol’17/01/10

Daily Moments Jan 10 misread intentions Tanka

Mantra: wishing happiness and peace to mankind worldwide.

Dedidicated to Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)