Oxford Soto Zen

SKY-HAIKU.  If you are interested in joining OSZ's online Haiku club, see instructions at the bottom of this page.

Rainy season past, I go out into green fields
Breezes everywhere!  -  Ryokan

A hollow reed brings air
To the bottom of this sludgy pond: (at) last (a) straw!
  -  Kido Listenbee, March 2020

What a red moon!
And whose is it, children? -   Issa

Ladybugs resemble cute little Volkswagens,
But can feel much more - Kido Listenbee, February 2020


·      Submit two haiku per month - no more.

o   Email them to Kido kido@flestates.net

§  The first one should be one of your favorites by a classic poet;

§  the second one - which is optional - is your own original work. 

o   No titles nor contextual material will be posted: the poem must speak for itself. 

o   Each pair of poems will stay up for the month of its submission and the following month.



·      All these requirements help us practice a kind of zen discipline of economy and restraint, and help us to appreciate the wisdom of impermanence.

·      If you submit more than one original per month, Kido will post the first one she reads. 

o   She wants to be a conduit, not a curator.


Please visit www.oxford-soto-zen.org several days after submission to see yours and others' postings.