A Personal Haiku Selection

November 2001

A Personal Haiku Selection

James W. Hackett

The following haiku is singled out for its excruciating relevance and for the levels of consciousness suggested by its haiku moment:

talk of war
the comings and goings
of  ‘dees at the feeder

 Carolyn Hall

BEHOLD THE ONE IN ALL THINGS: IT IS THE SECOND THAT LEADS YOU ASTRAY.”
 Kabir

DRAGON’S FIRE
(excerpt from a poem)
by J. W. Hackett

So on and on goes the slaughter
between sons of the One
Self-same Spirit

All sacrificial victims
of chauvinist hubris:
those sovereign states of mind
we are urged to worship unto war
by thought-bound ideologues
who sanctify the notions
that each nation,

‘race,’ or faith

has of itself

Blind to how heaven’s
all-embracing view
melds the myriad dream of life
into One,
zealots filled with damnation’s
heady brews of hate
preach their litanies
of national pride
and religious prejudice

If only we could see earthfully
and realize the Eden
that NOW can be,
we would forswear
our bloody sanctification
of words and ideologies
and forsake forever
‘the forbidden tree’
whose stolen fruits
we have maggotted
with every bias and bigotry
known to man

ZEN IS THE UNSYMBOLIZATION OF THE WORLD.”  R. H. Blyth

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One Response to A Personal Haiku Selection

  1. Donne John says:

    kabir truly a guru

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