Incomplete Haiku


The moon is still dark
I know what is still missing
It’s five syllables!

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on July 30, 2019, in Haiku, Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Sometimes the best thoughts are those left unfinished 🙂

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    • I agree. Words have their limitations. Yet they have their uses.

      A moment poised
      Echoing off down the ages
      With a come hither eyelash
      And little in mind but to shimmer without resolution
      As the unspoken exclamation shifts
      From “what a phenomenon!”
      To “what a sensation!”
      While with a flick of the wrist
      And a slip of the lip
      The magician in you melts away


      ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

      Eat the stale rôle
      Find a new world
      They said
      I stood at the end of the road
      The sign pointed south
      I turned east
      The sign pointed east
      I turned north
      The sign pointed north
      I turned west
      The sign pointed west
      I climbed the signpost
      As a blind man a white stick
      There was no more time
      And only the alley was blind

      – “SIGN”

      ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

      But then they can also be misread of course.

      Rabbi, short-sighted
      Misreads a karmic signpost
      Reborn a bunny


      ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~


      The Old Prophet went up into the mountains in search of God, and there he had a great Realisation.

      And when he returned again to the tents of his people, they gathered round him and said, “Tell us, O Prophet, what manner of creature is this God?”

      And he looked at them for a long moment, deep in thought.

      And finally he said, slowly and unblinkingly, “God is a verb.”

      And behold, the people bowed down and worshipped dictionaries.

      From “The Book Of Guff”.

      ~~~~~ ~ ~~~~~

      “Don’t mistake the weather of your mind for the sky of your being.” – Jeff Foster.

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  2. One of my favorite Haiku’s by my next door neighbor is so great that I tempted to post, but should really reach out to get permission. Will plan to do that one day. 🙂

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  3. Yes: the moon remains dark

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