Quote IconHaiku is an open-eyed engagement with the word and with the world. It is not so much what paints itself on the retina as what resonates – through one or more of the senses – with the human spirit. Haiku moments, in all their purity, surprise us when – and only when – we have achieved passive, non-striving awareness.
Gabriel Rosenstock, “Haiku Enlightenment.” With thanks to The Awakened Eye.

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