2 Unhaikus on Living

by Rula Shin

Screaming, complaining children
Raise a screaming, complaining self
Once buried, now rising from its grave

Death from moment to moment
Reminds ME to ease back into NOW
Living from moment to moment


Posted on 05/20/2016
Copyright © 2024 Rula Shin

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/21/16 at 08:55 PM

Really enjoys these Rula, for their humanity and spirituality. Good to read you again.

Posted by George Hoerner on 05/22/16 at 02:32 AM

Two very nice pieces lady!

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 05/26/16 at 01:05 AM

I like the contrasts presented here; and the concept that raising kids in turns raises a new (and perhaps unexpected) version of ones self; or perhaps calls forth from the past an older version of the self one thought long buried and over-come ;) - and then the second unhaiku comes along and says "Back, get back old me. I am not you anymore" ... or something.

Posted by Jim Benz on 05/26/16 at 03:18 AM

But "now" entails the circumstances of the first unhaiku in this series. So ... mindfullness? I.e. life is tough sometimes.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/27/16 at 02:40 PM

I really like how tight this feels, those intense moments that provide clarity. Thanks for this.

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