MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 36

MALAYSIAN HAIKU/SENRYU: ECHOES 36

monks from India

song mountains crypress spread chan

shao peak temple

 

teach meditation

balance qi flow: body, mind

to seek noble truth

 

chaos, temple burnt

wushu as self protection

fame and fortune: lure

 

woe to balance wheel

wu pictograph: unaware

ge, zhi, shang holism

 

NB

The Chinese word, wu has two compounded radicals, ge (weapons) and zi (cessation); zhi contains shang (above or upright), walking a straight line, and a brake (dot) on its side.

 

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