Timing life’s cadence

Posted by Gerry on November 19th, 2009

How in the middle
Of nowhere uncertainty
Resolves in silence
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Learning to listen
To the rhythm of breathing
Timing life’s cadence
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Guidance comes when it
Is given through listening
To your direction
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The eyes cannot see
What the soul reveals each time
Breathe flows in and out
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I must be like you
Listen to this whisper always
A sound of thunder
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He too is some stream
Thought in early trickle if
Rain is like water
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Honor the present
completely accepting now
no then or future
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every day we find
Spontaneous confusion.
is there any other kind?
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12:50 p.m. based on page 26 of a General Theory of Love

Play Saying one thing
is physical poetry
meaning another

1:10 p.m.
we earn our keep as
trusty assistants ever
watchful here and now.

1:20 p.m.
I’m gonna kiss it
and make it better for you
that’s what I should do

1:34 page 30 of a General Theory of Love

abstraction invents
possibility of a
mental future

3:53 page 37 of a General Theory of Love
feeling deeply is
synonymous with being
alive for humans

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night thoughts drift past dreams
or was it more likely that
dreams drift past night thoughts
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Haiku about people and such

Posted by Gerry on November 12th, 2009

Life is imperfect
People do what they think right
Live patience calmly
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Those ones who observe
Watching justice slide away
Undone by process
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Memories come unbidden
To the victims of Katrina and Bagdad
Memories come unbidden

To the displaced
the failures of the leaders is remembered
Regretfully, sporadically
Recovery wrestles with regret
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Can you explain it,
Intelligence, by the way
Thoughts show on the face?
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I learn things really
fast because days grow shorter
patience reflected
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Neither here nor there
Stones in time bend to nature
Souls are gone from stones.

Jay Cross’ graveyard photo on Flickr Sunday
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Aldous Huxley
optimistic concurrence
we want avoidance
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A freeway canyon
Over Santa Rosa creek
Is what we have now
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Traffic sputtering
Around the old courthouse square
Drive away instead
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Bicycles blazing
Catch the imagination
Of Santa Rosa
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Throughout my whole life
I have made it a habit
To give away things
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The budget process
A mock might equal amuck
Keep slogging anyway

Today’s Haiku – inspired by Nick Honey’s budget description @ all staff meeting

Mach six is money
Running really fast in the
Wrong direction, oy.
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Things are what they are
So pay close attention to
Complicated things
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Teenager secret
Affirmative denial
Just keep them guessing
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A haiku for her.

attitude and joy,
such a great combination
in a little girl.
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Keep your eyes open
Keep your mouth shut, all the time
Keep your hands moving

Attributed to Cindy Wolf
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Reflected image
Of love’s hidden light in dreams
Revealed in you
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She is lost in thought
The light of the future glows
In her potential

Haiku for you
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The pervasiveness
of fear – it’s like poison on
anyone’s weary brain
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Q-tips kleenex bags
plenty of paper products
on a shopping list

(don’t really need this – it was an old shopping list on the back of this morning’s haiku)
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Smiles flashing boldly
Moments of pure joy in life
Like a mockingbird
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Transfer behind a
Temporary intention
Lack of commitment
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Life and light
More and less
Talents and gifts
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Leadership level
Categories spelled out
Do they capture soul?
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Too tired to talk
Life just keeps plugging along
Now what will I do?
(by Anne)
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Get your cute ass home
Consider evening light and
those ones who love you


Tell all those who grouse
to be quiet like a mouse
then close office door
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Barak Obama
Hope embodied in a man
A new president
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Pictures of a room
Another classroom landscape
Student space to learn
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Deliberate haste
Is moving quickly slowly
Barak Obama
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Our Acquisitions
Are not Transformational
Relationships are
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the blessed get to
pay for the mistakes of the
well off and the poor
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Friends in Sonoma
Found a field of wine and grass
Caballos blancos

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I can suffer fools
By listening carefully
To their drip drip drip
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Suffer fools suffer
You were born to it because
You are so stupid
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Suffering all fools
Is a way to leadership
At times all are fools
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haiku does not wait

Posted by Gerry on November 8th, 2009

haiku does not wait
for feeble distracted mind
a Palm remembers
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Just imagining
an uncopyrightable
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Ask about our roof
My house still there up above
Creaks but later here
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I can’t help myself
It just comes naturally
Seeing things this way
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Five five five five five
Seven seven seventy
Fifty five fifty
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Broken derailer
It is a rough ride sometimes
Pedaling nowhere
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It’s not possible
To be wrong about haiku
Except for the length
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Toes at attention
Eyebrows are slightly furrowed
Haiku on the way
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Weta bobosee
Seba tewabo sese
Bowe webo se
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Pungent smell of smoke
Lingering of lightening
Expressed as fire
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A moment of joy
Every day it happens too
With everything else.
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Pickles pickles pick
salty spicy I love it
plenty of pickles

Pickles all day long
lunch dinner even breakfast
Oh I love her so

[from the bus ride]
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I give away things
most valuable to me
Altruism is good
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dark shadow and light
green clarity goes to blue
lack of clarity


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Angels in our heart
Stayed in the foggy ground
Memories hold true
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