Haiku – Promises

Clouds and future promises

“Life is good right now
Past mistakes left far behind
Future promises”

3 thoughts on “Haiku – Promises

  1. Haiku as practiced by traditional Japanese poets often involved subtle word-play and what we would call “double-entendre.” Your last line, “Future promises,” if rendered into Japanese, would be a stellar example of such. It could imply that “The future promises much;” or be an oblique way of saying,”I promise to do better in the future;” “As the future unfolds, so do I.” If I ever take the time to really learn the Japanese language, it won’t be for a better understanding of certain Zen texts, which would be cool, no doubt, but to get inside of Haiku as far as a Westerner might go. Bravo on this one!

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