Journey to freedom


First an earthbound seed,

tendrils grasp, vines wind high

on path to open sky

~

egg-cradled feathers

escape their shell, find a nest

life yearns to fly

~

focus, defocus,

touch unfathomable space—

from earth to sky
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This series of haiku emerged from Suzanne’s On the Road prompt of July 28 (a new one came out yesterday). The prompt touches on an enigmatic Zen koan.

©2017 Ontheland

13 thoughts on “Journey to freedom

  1. Great beans! What kind are they? Your haiku are very profound. The last one really took me on a journey. I found it opened up a meditative space in my mind.

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku… the beans are long green beans … we are enjoying them now… I planted two types ‘Fortex’ and ‘Berta Talaska’ a long broad green bean. I believe the photos show Fortex vines.

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      1. I have broad beans growing that they are very slow to take off this year – I think I got them in too late. I will have to look at the varieties you mention.

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      2. They work well here…I get the seeds from an Ontario farmer (not close by but close enough in the same province with similar growing conditions). I am convinced a large part of my success comes from seeds gathered from plants that have survived similar weather.

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      3. Yes, I must try and find a local seed supplier. I bought some seed from an organic grower who lives on the other side of the state. At least I know the seed will produce viable seed (not like Monsanto stuff) but they do come from a much warmer climate. Perhaps that’s why they are growing so slowly – their in shock. 🙂

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