this snow buddha photo inspired a winter haiku

My daughter Shara and her husband Toby live on Lopez Island, WA. On Feb 12, Toby took this photograph of their buddha statue covered in snow. About a foot tall, it’s located in their back yard near the clifftop seats overlooking the ocean. It’s quite the view! I visited them in June 2017. Toby said: “We had quite a bit of snow here, it was really lovely just for that week.” He recently added the photo to his impressive collection on Instagram. I was inspired to write him a winter haiku on this first day of spring!

snowbuddha-web

a winter haiku

wrapped in white silence
contemplating nothingness
the buddha ascends

┬ęKen Chawkin
March 21, 2019
Fairfield, Iowa

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2 Responses to “this snow buddha photo inspired a winter haiku”

  1. pati philbrook Says:

    Perfect Haiku! And lovely that it was at Shara’s!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Alan Phillips Says:

    A sweet haiku and love the snow buddha photo, very nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

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