Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Enlightenment



And the baby cried
Aware that he had been born
The day of his birth

There was confusion
And delight in this his world
The age of learning

Everything so fast
With so much information
Exploding feelings

Now it was all clear
His understanding of life
To love and create

The joy of family
His responsibility
To impart wisdom

Having the insight
Living life to the fullest
For a time well spent

And now be thankful 
In your own enlightenment
Whatever your life

The first six verses of this haiku include a synonym for the word enlightenment

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20 comments:

  1. new parents are surely enlightened... i remember holding my first son... a flood of awareness was stirred

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  2. Ah.. the joy of parenthood.. this is a beautiful poem.
    xoxo

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  3. I like the approach you took to this prompt. To witness the birth of a child is surely to gain enlightenment of our purpose.

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  4. Yes - we aren't thankful enough for what we have...beautifully done Old egg

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  5. I agree with everyone. Wow. I also read this again from the point of view of the baby whose task is to impart wisdom to those who receive him. That is even more splendid and enlightening. After reading your note I went back to find the words. Surely the deiction in this string of haiku does more than anything to make this glimpse at enlightenment a thing of joy.

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  6. A child's heart is pure like gold and wish the world too remained like this.

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  7. Oh this is a very clever response to the prompt, with each verse containing a synonym. Well done! I adore the photo, it warms my heart. The Grand Adventure, now beginning - for all three of them!!!!!

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  8. p.s. I wonder if there is any human more enlightened than a brand new baby? still trailing clouds of stardust.........

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  9. Through the eyes of a baby what could be more enlightening than the first moment of sharing a lifetime.

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  10. Old Egg,

    Enlightenment is threaded through your poem. A magnificent poetic response, via a new life..

    Eileen

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  11. Having the insight
    Living life to the fullest
    For a time well spent..... my favorite part. So much is up to us.

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  12. There is no better teacher than a child. Parents are enlightened about all they thought they knew. I like your response to the prompt from this perspective. The picture is beautiful too.

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  13. Cleverly written and beautifully told.

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  14. We begin with awareness and hope to be enlightened at journey's end. Really love how the synonyms played their role so cleverly :)

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  15. To delight in the joy of birth, to watch parents and child see each other for the first time, to see nature doing wonderfully natural things, to understand in that moment that the world just welcome and life with power to change the world... enlightenment, indeed!

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  16. I like the progression in this poem!

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  17. Yes it is hoped that we grow in such a way.

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  18. What a beautiful poem, Robin!! Certainly it just made me go and hug my dotty's photograph...(who is now married and out of my nest)..Loved it!!

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  19. How often we understand, but fail to follow our purpose and insight....~ like your work with synonyms

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  20. Lovely pic. The last stanza does it for me...whatever the life....appreciate the good in it.

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