Haïku and sumi-e
Haïku from Clive Loertscher (Clarens dojo – Switzerland)
Rainy October morning
Endlessly a thousand grains of rain
Fill the vast bowl of my mind
It never overflows
A kind of koan that surprised me this morning
On a cold December morning,
Rain falls and smoke rises.
Is the smoke wet from the rain?
Is the rain warmed by the smoke?
Answer in the form of haïku
Rain and smoke mingle.
Fleeting gifts of water.
12 December 2020.