Philosophical Haikus

Philosophy

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1. Short-cuts, like favors/
Always cost more than they save:/
Best to keep working/
#haiku

2. Knowledge interferes/
With human understanding/
Acceptance is key/
#haiku (via Thic Nhat Han)

3. Please G_d rescue me/
From the judgement within me/
For others’ choices/
#haiku
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4. What’s misunderstood/
Is that while I write poems/
I must contemplate/
#haiku
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5. Only what you need/
Will make you truly happy/
Your “wants” hinder you/
#haiku

6. Dawn reminds me it’s/
Important to remember/
That we’re just human/
#haiku

7. The ugly truth is/
Judgement contaminates me/
In spite of pure thoughts/
#haiku

8. We struggle to be/
Better than our impulses/
Putting others first/
#haiku

9. Our coarse mortal needs/
Starve our eternal beings/
For creature comforts/
#haiku

10. Mortal victories/
Over other living souls/
Cost more than they gain/
#haiku

11. Humans competing/
Are unaware of the goal/
They fight so hard for/
#haiku

12. Relative desire/
Obscures more meaningful goals/
Wanting victory/
#haiku

13. Ev’ryday winners/
Can’t enjoy humanity/
Desire is too keen/
#haiku

14. Being “right” hinders/
Everyday happiness/
In human affairs/
#haiku

15. Gizmo I write on/
Serves too many purposes/
Drunk with the power/
#haiku

16. A zen Puritan/
Is all that I seem to be/
Eschewing this game/
#haiku

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4 responses to “Philosophical Haikus

  1. Modern Art Endures/
    The disposability:/
    Post-Modernity/
    #haiku twitpic.com/6disle

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  3. This is a wonderful collection.

  4. Obviously whoever thinks these are haiku don’t understand that a haiku is MUCH, MUCH MORE than 17 syllables in three groups! Pathetic.

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