Haiku Heaven

haiku's by sean fargo
ukiah in spring

one hundred eighty degrees

falls in a haiku

 

cold spider descends

called by the candles promise

silk snaps, flame grows red

 

restless bat, pray you

find your way out of my hut –

fear is not your own

 

john elway and friends

who share super bowls with colts:

anumodana!

 

two bean burritos

no onions, extra red sauce…

run for the border

 

finding beauty in form,

accomplished poets simplify

truth therein. i am

no such poet

 

winter wind, sathu!

hearing your sincerity

cools my aching head

 

blinding winter snow

provides no excuse why the

peacock woo’d a rock

 

delirious mind!

make like a pine leaf and scram.

five, four, three, two, one!

 

do samurai swords

come with lifetime warranties

for Tarentino?

 

longing incarnates

sorrow incarnates searching

incarnates Buddho

 

loving spaciousness

follows that which is aware

into healthy hearts

 

return to the breath

then come back to the feet, then

return to the breath

 

have presence of mind

to be present in body:

satipatthana

 

“women are nature

explore their safe fertile fields”

… i know you Mara

 

with The Deathless One

we would look from the backseat

as he turned the Wheel of the Dhamma

 

– Sean Fargo



Author: Sean Fargo
About Sean Fargo At the peak of his career as Director of Asian Operations for AsiaEXP, Sean Fargo traded in his worldly aspirations to explore the inner life by ordaining as a Buddhist monk for two years in the Thai Theravada tradition. Since disrobing in 2010, he has supported thousands of meditation practitioners at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, facilitated mindfulness classes in San Quentin and Solano State Prisons, and has lead several workshops at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education teen retreats. A dedicated student of spirituality and mindfulness, he has studied with Jack Kornfield, Analayo Bhikkhu, Phillip Moffitt, and many other teachers in the US and Asia. His teaching path is guided by Guy Armstrong, Senior Teachers Council member for both Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. Founder of MindfulnessExercises.com, he offers secular mindfulness e-courses with certifications available for personal and professional skill sets. Enrolled in New Ventures West's Coaching Certification Program, Sean expects to certify as an Integral Life Coach in November 2014. He graduated with honors from University of California at Santa Barbara’s Global Studies Department in 2000. Sean offers private instruction to adults, teens, companies, and organizations. Contact Sean Fargo for more info.

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