Haiku and prayer


Remember haiku from grammar school? You thought it was corny, right? OK, you were partly right.

But consider this: haiku is a way of sabbath ceasing for any moment of the week. It’s a way to jot down, reflect upon, and capture a moment in time. Turned toward God, it becomes another form of prayer.

Here are two examples I wrote from early this morning.

It’s not only about the exercise

Forty degrees out
I’m running with my daughter
Still dark the morning

 

God of Seasons

Refreshing morning
Leaves still cling tight to branches
Praise God of seasons

A few reminders:

  1. The syllable pattern is 5-7-5
  2. Pick seasonal word(s)
  3. Seize a moment by reflecting on a part of nature or humanity