bench in the park


park bench

evening meditation

with geese


in a line

gazing at eternity

a winged flock


moving as one

from shore to lake to sky



©2018 Ontheland

In a recent post at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Chevrefeuille shares a photo and haiku about a favourite park bench near his home. This inspired me to share these recent photos taken at a favourite park bench near my home.

The final haiku uses the word ‘interbeing’, a word coined by Thich Nhat Hahn, referring to the interconnectedness or interdependence of all life and phenomena.  I am linking this post to Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #40 Independence where independence and interdependence are the themes.

17 thoughts on “bench in the park

  1. Beautiful pictures from your park, Janice and lovely poems and explanation to accompany the images. It never ceases to amaze me how they seem to move as one – perfect coordination! They look serene but geese always make me wary – reckon I wouldn’t get much peace to meditate! Happy Weekend and enjoying the outdoors! 😀🌺

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    1. Thank you Annika. These were peaceful geese all lined up quietly on the shore. The pictures actually are a series taken close in time…the first before I sat down, the second when I sat down and the final one after a while when they left the shore travelling in a line. They were so peaceful and ‘orderly’ that evening…I stayed on my bench and not one approached me…(I know to not get too close 😉 🌼🌻🌺

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