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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Teacher isn't holy too

Carpe Diem Theme Week 1 episode 6: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Insight 5 The Teacher isn't holy too

just one leaf
struggles with the wind
like Basho

© Chèvrefeuille


"Some of you have called me "Master" or "Sensei", I feel honored that you see me as your master, but I am just a humble guy, who happens to love haiku and is (damn) good in writing them. I am grateful for the love and kindness you sprinkle on me and have sprinkled on me during our existence, but I am still that guy who launched a daily haiku meme to promote his love for haiku ... I am just your humble host.

That's what I love to say to you too: "Look around in your world, experience the beauty of nature and be creative in your own way. I am only your "living manual"." .... Chèvrefeuille

I bow my head
in front of Basho's statue
whispering "thank you"

© Chèvrefeuille

life path
trod by the best of beings
unseen rock
trips but
still walks

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock
Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 



  1. Hari OM
    (How did I miss this one?!) Here is an example of the true Guru/Shishya Parampara (master/apprentice tradition)... and you have grasped the essence of what it is to engage in it! Wonderful stuff 'Petra'!!! YAM xx

    1. Oh, what a wonderful comment. You made my day! Namaste

  2. Such a humble poem, Janice! we trudge on despite the falls and tripping...