Monday, September 13, 2004

Haibun - The Lotus Pool

The Lotus Pool

Somehow, the air always seems gentle
with stillness by the silent pool. With
roots in the earthy mud, the lotus blooms.

By dusk, blooms close, sinking through
the dark surface of water. By dawn, they
open again, to the golden fire of light.

sacred lotus -
once remembered
never forgotten