Mixing haiku and work

When I first stumbled on haiku as something other than a practice of strict adherence to the 5-7-5 syllable count, I felt a curious sense of freedom. Over the years, I also found that haiku’s discipline has helped me get to the core cause of an experience, while allowing space for the other person’s reflection, learning and voice.


daisies in bloom ~
what work we do to
grow with families

It seems to me the world could stand a good dose of haiku writing practice if it helps us cut past the proverbial “BS” and “filler” and get to the heart of what really matters. Too often, we get stuck in petty quarrels over perception and politics and turf wars. What if we were able to share that inner seed or kernel of what we hold most dear through a simple poem that left room for the other?

my golden koi ~
a tsunami crests
with just one pebble