Buddhist Photo Walk (with haiku)

The following photos I took during a Buddhist Photo Walk, led by Bija Andrew Wright at Still Point Temple, Detroit, Michigan on March 30, 2013.

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Sparrow singing-
it’s tiny mouth
Buson (1716-1784)

Goes out,
comes back-
the loves of a cat.
Issa (1762-1826)

In the falling of the petals
they see no Buddha,
no law.
Issa (from The Six Ways: Animals).

Photo by Michael Kitchen 2013Photo by Michael Kitchen 2013

First day of spring-
I keep thinking about
the end of autumn.
Basho (1644-1694)

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Coming back-
so many pathways
through the spring grass.
Buson (1715-1783)

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Good house:
sparrows out back
feasting in the millet.
Basho (1644-1694)

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This old village-
not a single house
without persimmon trees.
Basho (1644-1694)


Don’t worry, spiders,
I keep house
Issa (1762-1826)

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This mind itself is Buddha;
Practice is difficult, expounding is easy.
No mind, no Buddha;
Expounding is difficult, practice is easy.
Dogen (1200-1253)

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