(g) fortunes / MLMM Hh/ bare mind (1.17)

Fortune: It is a good day to have a good day.
*bare mind
going into the
mountains; will serenity
keep on repeating
MLMM Heeding haiku – ‘into the mountains’
Funny Fortune Cookies Quotes:
Here are some humorous sayings discovered in fortune cookies.
While some are intentionally funny, others may have been typos,
bad translations, or just created by a confused fortune printer.
Whatever the reasons, enjoy!
*Notes 1):I played with the word ‘bare’ :(2) adj. without addition; basic and simple.
here with the homonym ‘bear’ and the repetition of this childhood song:
2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bear_Went_Over_the_Mountain_(song)
I believe it is a Zen practice to ‘bare’ or empty the mind of distractive thoughts.
3) https://www.livescience.com/2829-study-zen-meditation-clear-mind.html
Zen meditation discourages mental withdrawal from the world and dreaminess, and instead asks one to keep fully aware with a vigilant attitude. Typically one focuses on breathing and posture and aims to dismiss thoughts as they arise. Brain scans now show that Zen training leads to different activity in a set of brain regions known as the “default network,” which is linked with spontaneous bursts of thought and wandering minds.
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The periods are space keepers… that’s the only way I can keep my line spaces tight when I copy and paste.


(g) OctaTimbre-haibun/MLMM/ Grass Warriors (10.25)

Grass Warriors
(OctaTimbre 8 words by 10 lines/ haibun combo)

Under the shade the grass does not grow
Especially where the roots of aging trees rise
Where little dirt seems to linger for nourishment
There has been an attempt to reseed areas –
But it seems the birds and squirrels dine
On the newly spread and watered seed offerings
The weather did not help this week either
Wind without direction swirling followed by heavy rain
Scattered loosely all about, what seed wasn’t eaten –
I still enjoy walking my yards full length

maples, pines, chestnuts
so many trees block the sun;
blades still, cut through ground


MLMM Chevrefeuill heeding haiku
(I was inspired to write about what the rain did to our grass seed…)

blades of grass–
lost among the raindrops
autumn dew

© Issa (1810)(tr. David Lanoue)

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OctaTimbre: wordplay on the month of October; an 8 x 10 verse form:
Eight letters (same or different words, symbols), syllables or words by ten lines; in a single or multiple series of stanza. Created in honor of the month of October – octo being 8 and 10 – the tenth month on the secular calendar (by JulesPage September 30th, 2017)
Octa http://www.dictionary.com/browse/octa?s=t octa, octo meaning 8
Timbre http://www.dictionary.com/browse/timbre?s=t timbre because poetry can be like music

(g) MLMM Hh seed/ seedy and Red Tails; Non-fiction (1.12) wp


hawks wanting to plant;
raid the squirrels high nest for
more than just acorns


MLMM Heeding haiku ‘seed’

In observing nature there is a raw beauty of watching living things survive.
The haiku was written based on watching the a pair of hawks destroy a
squirrels nest that was high in an old willow tree:

Red Tails; Non-fiction

Pair of hungry Red-Tail hawks
Carefully shred
A squirrel’s nest
One succeeds only to drop his prey
Who runs into the bushes ~

One hawk flies away while
The other takes up a high post
Like a sentinel
Waiting for sounds of movement
To appease his appetite


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