One Candle Burning

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #69: Returning to Now. This week our mission is to create a Haiku, and then a Troiku out of that.

One candle burning

monks deep in meditation

Buddha’s dimpled cheeks.

One candle burning

snow melts on Tibetan peaks

all is connected.

Monks deep in meditation

their stomachs growling

No one notices.

Buddha’s dimpled cheeks

his swollen tummy jiggles

a ticklish fellow

all is connected

in this cryptic microcosm

everyone calls home.



SusanWritesPrecise/ Susan Marie Shuman
Goa Sunset (Karunesh)


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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