Growth, a spontaneous haiku/tanka @kenchawkin

Here’s a little poem that came about as I was waking up on a Saturday morning, April 1, 2017. Around 7:15 a.m. CT, I reached for my journal and started writing it down. It took about 3 minutes. I had been thinking about life and how we all go through a series of lessons, a process of self-realization, whether we know it or not, and this poem started forming itself in my mind, first as a haiku, and then extended to a tanka.

Growth
A spontaneous haiku/tanka

Whatever happens
to and by you is also
happening for you

Everything is a lesson
for you to learn and grow from

© Ken Chawkin

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One Response to “Growth, a spontaneous haiku/tanka @kenchawkin”

  1. bstevenverney Says:

    Love it! It’s a sweet and more personal way of saying the Self unfolds itself through itself and by itself.

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