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Thursday, February 1, 2018

journey begins

Carpe Diem #1361 Chang'an (Northern Route)


[...] "After the usual time of the exercise in meditation had passed, Govinda rose. The evening had come, it was time to perform the evening's ablution. He called Siddhartha's name. Siddhartha did not answer. Siddhartha sat there lost in thought, his eyes were rigidly focused towards a very distant target, the tip of his tongue was protruding a little between the teeth, he seemed not to breathe. Thus sat he, wrapped up in contemplation, thinking Om, his soul sent after the Brahman as an arrow." [...]
(Source: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse)


morning sun
falls across the haunches
pack horse blessed

©  petra domina


Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI 




12 comments:

  1. Awesome ... I sense the early morning rising to our feet to go on our way along the Silk Road.

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    1. Great! So glad you could feel the beginning of the journey.

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  2. Hari OM
    Shimmering!!! (one of my favourite books, Siddharta...) YAM xx

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    1. I enjoy how Kristjaan brings new things into the prompts. namaste, janice xx

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  3. A v good effort to bring real atmosphere into a haiku

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  4. An unusual but satisfying image of the morning sun blessing a pack horse's haunches. That must be a great start to the day!

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    1. While I typically think of camels on the silk road in researching it was noted horses played a significant role, too. The image of a caravan heading westward brought to mind the sun would have been to the back of the horses and traders alike.

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