Cia Frizzell

Not A Haiku

if the only want i have
is not wanting any more
am i being zen enough?

Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 26, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, November 27, 2010

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  • Bill Thomas (1/16/2009 1:36:00 PM)

    Gorgeously Buddhist - but it'll do!
    Happy New Year, Cia - hope all's well with you.
    Cheers,
    Bill

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  • Ron Dragano (7/13/2007 10:31:00 AM)

    Swami says: Yup (send 5.00 to PO Box 007, Paladin Drive, West Jesus Mongolia)
    Swami says: Nope, one want to go. ((send 10.00 to address above)
    Swami says: No, add at least 5,695 and join the human race. (15.00 same address)
    Swami says: That depends, is one enough for you? Or is one too many for you? (20.00)

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (6/23/2007 6:37:00 PM)

    This could be a conundrum. Catch-22. Clever indeed! ! 6-7-7. Could be a Haiku. The Haiku Masters very frequently did not follow 5-7-5. Anyway. I LIKE this. Now I have to figure it out.xxElysabeth

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  • Lungelo Mbatha (6/23/2007 3:04:00 AM)

    short but tight! ...got me smilling-....

    CheerS!

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  • Michael Fischer (5/1/2007 11:06:00 PM)

    Great work...you said so much with so little! Top marks!
    -Michael

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  • Sean Godley (5/1/2007 5:35:00 PM)

    I loved this Cia! I hope it's meant to be tongue in cheek? ? Does the title come from lots of people saying 'nice haiku'? ? I too have wondered about what you are saying - Buddha's old adage about letting go of desire is surely in itself a contradiction if it contains the desire for desire to stop! But... what if that desire could be let go of as well? ? That's the only answer I could come up with. But yes, you are certainly being Zen enough! ! I just love the tone of this 'non-haiku' - and the last line especially! Sean

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  • Alison Cassidy (1/27/2007 1:58:00 AM)

    Not a haiku structurally, but this certainly contains the essence of haiku. A conundrum indeed. Clever. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Not a member No 4 (1/6/2007 4:43:00 AM)

    Do you want to know the answer or not? ! ! ! Zenhood + humour + razor sharp mind = Cia's very fine poetry. jim

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  • Phillip Sawatzky (12/29/2006 6:38:00 PM)

    Hmmm.....Reminds me of the story about three monks standing on a bridge, and the first monk sez...... Yes, you are definitely now a Zen rock star! Tongue in cheek, you are a blessed liar. love it-finally, an antidote to haikus. phillip

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  • Bartholomew Humble (12/21/2006 9:56:00 AM)

    of course you are zen enough
    that makes you a boddhisattva

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  • fanniesson - (12/16/2006 1:48:00 PM)

    this here is a keeper
    nice read

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  • Roger Bowman (11/29/2006 7:45:00 PM)

    I agree perfecto

    Roger

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