Reflection Haiku

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 Living Modern Life the Simple Way ~

 Lily Wang’s English and Chinese Micropoetry

All poems are copyrighted ©Lily Wang

 

 I. Spring
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 1. 

“Like the lake

Reflects all things in tranquility

Traveler of time

 

2.

行如湖畔之水

映照萬物不改其色

時空的過客

traveler of time

Photo © dreamstime

 

3.

Love purifies us

With the crown and the cross –

Life’s eternal flame

 

4.

荊棘與皇冠

浴火重生傳真愛

生命奧密心

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Pic © Shutterstock

 

5.

Wedding Chapel –

Pillars stand together yet apart

Space of marriage

6.

天涯燕雙飛

頓悟輕巧腳步重

萬里任禪游

 

 

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7.

Worries are dust –

Wipe it clean for the jade within

Buddha’s bust

 

8.

煩惱如塵埃

遮掩古玉塊

靜心灰自落

光澤現如來

 

 

 

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Pic © Meditation Music

 

9.

Mantra of marriage

The chant to count one’s blessings

And forgive the rest

 

10.

靈光乍現集

浮雲遙指春深處

心路與天通

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Pic © Suzette Barnett

 

11.

Children are rockets

Flying beyond the parents’ wings

Landscape of tomorrow

 

12.

孩童如火箭

展翅飛翔父母愛

未來的疆土

 

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Pic © ARAVIND

 

13.

To live is to give –

Withhold not a blossom or a fruit

Spring orchard tree

 

14.

春天已復活

花團錦簇夢公園

採蛋草叢間

 

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Pic © Fruit Forward

 

 II. Summer

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15.

This moment –

As complete as it should be

Not better, not worse

 

16.

入無人之境

喜怒哀樂蝴蝶夢

身心桃花園

 

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Pic © Dreamstime

 

17.

Chiming waterfalls

Unveil the heavenly bride –

Yosemite temple

 

18.

風吟棕櫚泉

山巒重重暈姿色

鳥鳴遠近聞

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Pic © 7-theme

 

19.

Invisible vision –

Followed with unwavering faith

World’s eighth wonder

 

20.

古月照今塵

昨日種種明日幻

此刻通永生

 

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Pic via Pinterest

21.

Waikiki sunset –

Waves in all brilliances

Ukulele tunes

 

22

 Crystalline waves

The rising of humanity benign and pure

Gaia’s soulful dolphins

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 Photo © Getty Images

 

 

23.

Ancient souls

Resonate within the seashell

Cultures of pearls

 

24.

溫良恭儉讓

五行四海低處流

時來龍吐珠

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Pic © Talisman Coin: A  Chinese  dragon chases its pearl of wisdom among the clouds

 

 

III. Autumn

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25.

Leaves upon falling

Find homes in constant changing

Attachment, an illusion

 

26.

落葉飄香

執著攀附成幻象

萬變視真相

 

27.

The wind of paints

Draws on the cnvas of earth –

Orange Autumn trees

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Pic © Dreamstime

 

28.

Formosa the beautiful

Cradled by the emerald Pacific

Reminiscent dreams

 

29.

Deepest woods

The unchartered terra-

Only sunshine

 

30.

能量琉璃光

六道輪可塑厚土

正念轉乾坤

 

31.

Stretching meadows –

The soul breathes in unison with

The pulse of the wind

 

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Art”Ecstasy”by Maxfield Parrish

 

32.

回歸本然心

宇宙消失地平線

靜聽涅盤音

 

33.

Death

Deceit to the eyes –

Transformation of all forms

Love unencumbered

 

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Artwork “Heart of Oneness” source: http://www.awakenlight.org

34.

來去紅塵間

金蟬脫殼已神仙

子孫空思念

 

35.

This world –

A mere reflection of

God’s reality

36.

藍天之下

即是實相翻倒影

佛手五指山

 

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IV. Winter

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37.

The golden dawn –

Sovereignty of the free sky

Eagles soaring high

 

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38.

枯枝飄白雪

萬物蕭條人心寒

抓一線生機

 

39.

Flying snow

Winter’s fairy wings –

Tender land kisses

 

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Pic © vustudents.ning blogpost

 

40.

諸象無輕重

成敗榮辱意相同

日夜皆天空

 

41.

Time is eternal –

Fragmented by the human mind

A drop out of the sea

 

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Photo©dreamstime

 

 

42.

心如山水靜

世事諸絲影返照

觀喜悅之道

 

 

43.

 The veil

lifted by your awakening

Heaven on earth

 

 

44.

窗櫺紛飛雪

人間恩怨一地白

平安聖善夜

 

45.

Things are the

Antithesis of Being –

Less is more

 

 

46.

無為最難為

見先機一念之間

天境與凡界

 

 

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WildOrca Photo © pcwallpaper

47.

Water shimmers –

Tachi dance of black and white

Starlight Orcas

 

 

48.

Calm and content

Nature’s teacher to mankind

God’s softer pawprints

 

 

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Photo © dreamstime

 

 

 

49.

The joy of composition-

A vast quilt

With solitary pattern

 

 

50.

詩之樂趣

孤寂之盡百重音

天庭遇仙人

 

 

51.

Thoughts –

The fleeting poetics

Caught in reflection

 

 

 

52.

神思無限

金蓮朵朵詩意處

綻放一瞬間

 

 

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Photo © dreamstime

Short, powerful, modern and traditional at the same point. -Tolovaj Publishing

Author’s Note
About a year ago, the idea of this book first came to me. I was inspired to write a chapbook in the name of REFLECTION HAIKU to help myself and my readers simply their modern lives. Our earthly world ebbs and flows with challenges and changes, with emotional ups and downs. Oftentimes, all it takes is a poem, a yoga pose or a wonderful serendipity to dissolve those limited thoughts in the Presence of Peace.

Last to my haiku series, REFLECTION delivers fifty-two zen shorts bilingually in English and traditional Chinese which are paired by similar topics but they are not the exact translations of each other. These two distinguished languages require different approaches to consummate the artistic point and the ability to read Chinese will certainly add much dimension to our poetic encounter. Nonetheless, as I traveled from Taiwan to the world, I’ve met people of all nationalities expressing to me their love for the beauty of this ancient language. It is to those who share a kindred appreciation for the Chinese writing I dedicate this book. Thus, even if you don’t read Chinese, I hope you find those oriental lines, like paintings of words, still a joy to see.

This ebook, written in 3-line format, contains statements of quiet reflections about places I’ve been, animals I admire, gifts about life and messages that flashed into my eyes in a year’s time. The most magnificent views are hidden in the ordinary scenes and the great enlightenment lies within in this moment. Wherever you are in the spiritual path, may this book be your friendly companion –

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