Spirit in Haiku

Close up portrait of a barn owl (Tyto alba)
Dollar Photo Club

the owl sees

watches and discerns

the eyes of God


the owl sees

there! a movement

takes to flight


watches and discerns

search is the posture

the field mouse scampers


the eyes of God

that wisdom is here

In the owl’s eyes


© Carol Campbell

Carpe Diem February 2016 Senses
Carpe Diem February 2016


“A spiritual haiku is seen also in shaman haiku. Today though, show spirituality with your haiku through your description (of nature).

Here are a few shaman-haiku which Hamish published earlier here at CDHK:

scent of falling leaves
-sense of fading dreams
suddenly, a ladybug!

the liquid sunset
touches the sea
I touch the sea, too

© Hamish Managua Gunn

My response

As you all know, you could have read it above, but certainly all over Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, I am a very spiritual being and that’s why I started creating haiku, because haiku is in my belief the poetry ofspirituality.

lying down on my back
watching the deep blue night sky –
feeling my spirit

feeling my spirit
wishing to be free forever
like an eagle

like an eagle
free and high in the blue sky
my Inner Path

© Chèvrefeuille”

I love this about haiku.

❤ ❤ ❤



Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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16 thoughts on “Spirit in Haiku”

    1. I agree! Though I also think Owls look like aliens–adorable aliens–but still aliens. Their eyes see more than we do and that’s both cool and creepy, especially when they look right through you. I love the haiku; they have a native american feel 🙂

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  1. I love owls and the wisdom they represent. I love that they hoot and it sounds like who who! I have owls on my property and hear them ever night around dusk doing their night calls. This photo and you poem are wonderful as always! 💜

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      1. Yes, just stunning!! A few years ago I saw three owls at an exhibition at the Montreal Biodom with my grandson. One they let fly over our heads in the auditorium…very impressive, they swoop over you so fast and quietly too!

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