Day 27 NaHaiWriMo 2017

buddha statue

a prompt to meditate

I don’t buy him


Today’s prompt was “buddha” and  I found out that the prompts come from a quote! Michael Dylan Welch used a quote from R. H. Blyth for inspiration: “Haiku is a hand beckoning, a door half-opened, a mirror wiped clean. It is a way of returning to nature, to our moon nature, our cherry blossom nature, our falling leaf nature, in short, to our Buddha nature.” That’s why a few of the prompts have been repeated. This is one of Welch’s favourite quotations from Blyth about haiku. Learn more on the NaHaiWriMo Facebook page.

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Symanntha Renn


The Chime of a Message Received

lines of clouds, blue sky


In His Presence

Clicking the mouse is addictive
You would almost swear
The glow of our screens
is filled with serotonin
but nothing compares
to the glow that fills me
when I come before you in prayer
No, nothing soothes me
Like the Holy Spirit nudging me
Steering me in the direction
That will best honor you
No flat screen TV will ever
Calm my raw nerves like You
The chime of a message received
Is nothing like the sound
Of Your voice crossing my soul
Let me always be able to
Unplug, mute and turn off
Anything that would drown You out
When your presence is waiting
To give me strength and peace