ik 182 for August 2015 wp

ik 182
(American tanka)
pedestrian

even the simple
ones, like where to cross the street –
prevent accidents

tourist town traffic signs say
cross at corners and walkways

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Inspired by: Obey the law.
from: Instant Karma by Barbara Ann Kipfer
8,879 ways to give yourself and others
good fortune right now.
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Karma is cause and effect. Dharma means cosmic law.
Yoga is enlightenment through movement and Tao is the
practice of acting in harmony with the fundamental essence
of everything you encounter.

Note: my haiku (or other forms) are my interpretations
or of how I might put the inspirational sentence
into practice, for me. Also, I am going in my own order.
©JP/dh

American tanka
syllables 5/7/5 line space 7/7

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4 thoughts on “ik 182 for August 2015 wp

  1. I used to be such an adept Jaywalker – seriously – I could weave and bob through the bust streets like nobody’s business. I had a few close calls – but it didn’t stop me – the thought hit me hardest first time I was in a city where “turning right on red lights” was legal – and I almost got totally creamed – because I was already dancing off the curb. I think the shock woke me up – made me realize how dangerous it was – also have badly my actions and behavior were – for those few times when some driver had to swerve or brake hard – I understood the frustration, the stress and the possible causation of the driver behind also having to adjust. And this had nothing to to with the “legal right on red” – that driver was totally composed – and smiling patiently.

  2. In Auckland, NZ, they cross all three ways including diagonally at the same time like ants scurrying across. Now, whenever we are about to cross the street diagonally, we say, “Auckland” to let the other know it is safe to go. ~nan

    • I think I read somewhere that in one of the Asian countries that if you are over 90 you can cross where ever you want. But that was a few years ago – maybe that has changed?

      (By the way got home to three blooms on the same plant!)

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