my memory –
blossoms at dusk
~Shokaku (S Carter, Haiku Before Haiku)
virtue beyond virtue
beauty beyond beauty…
just a poppy ~Issa (www.haikuguy.com)
Chasing a butterfly
Deep into the spring woods
I am lost ~Sugita Hisajo (M Ueda, Far Beyond the Field)
Submitted in response to a Lost in Translation challenge
Protecting oneself, one protects others; protecting others, one protects oneself . . . And how does one, in protecting oneself, protect others? By the repeated and frequent practice of meditation.
And how does one, in protecting others, protect oneself? By patience and forbearance, by a non-violent and harmless life, by loving kindness and compassion. But self-protection is not selfish protection. It is self-control, ethical and spiritual self-development.
~ The Buddha
Even more so
because of being alone
the moon is a friend