Modern Haiku


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A WESTERNER LOOKS TO THE EAST

I

Moment of Knowledge

When do we touch it and grasp,

When does the tree bloom?

II

It comes so softly

Then grabs the mind, soul, body

Not to be undone

III

Like Zeno’s Tortoise

Never touched caught in my hands

Half, half, half again.

IV

Knowledge grasped we know

No other way, as when

Trees turn lush and green.

V

The unseen can we

Know? The whirlwind I would not

See but for the snow.

 

 

(Mrs. Karl T. Cooper Jr.)

 

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