Fell asleep awhile

Fell asleep awhile

On the bench in the temple woods

Sudden sound of the bell

About AshiAkira

AshiAkira. Author of "Haiku Poems" and "Haiku Poems II" (www.lulu.com/shop/ashi-akira/haiku-poems/paperback/product-23152158.html). Old resident of Tokyo.
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8 Responses to Fell asleep awhile

  1. I hope it didn’t make you fall off the bench in surprise!

  2. Doug Thomas says:

    Haiku can have humor, eh!? Loved this poem.

  3. Master haiku. Very appropriate to symbolize the moment of awakening… Humour, I think, is an important condiment of zen thought.

  4. You are a good man and a beautiful poet.

  5. S.C. Hickman says:

    Yes, that “Sudden sound of bell.” one wonders if bell from temple, or from mind; or, a sort of crossing between. I love the simplicity and its awareness of that simplicity. Thank you!

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