Friday, January 31, 2014

Journey of Fulfillment

                                                                                             Attribution: Reggaeman
Image: Path to Shido-ji Temple (here)

Commencing the pilgrimage to Ryozenji Temple or Vulture Peak
the first of the 88 temples on Shikoku Island

New dawn with high hopes
trudging up Vulture Peak to
first of double eight 

Testing one’s resolve
Emulating  auspicious
journey of thousands

Voices of reasons
Emptiness of soul seeing
light and fulfillment

For Chev's CARPE DIEM #389


8 comments:

  1. Be quite the start as you never know how journey's will go.

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  2. once the soul is emptied it becomes easier to see
    you know...smiles...you have me wanting to take a trip...

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  3. Very nice trio Hank, but that third haiku is especially great and full of spirituality. That one I love to use in one of our Tan Renga Challenges if that's oke.

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    1. I'm extremely honored Kris! Thanks!

      Hank

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  4. My favorite would be the third haiku... beautifully penned.
    -HA

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  5. What a beautiful progression.. and yes the third one is a climax

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  6. one always start with high hopes and then the test and your last haiku in the set gives the blessings if we stick to the task. very nice, Hank.

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