Shade

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the moon bridge
threads a shaded path
through sun-filled trees

 

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Photo: Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016

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Ensō

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leafy shadows
brush zen circles
a moment to think

 

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Photo: Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016

Special Note: In Zen Buddhism, an ensō is a circle drawn in one or two uninhibited strokes that symbolizes enlightenment and strength.