Tuesday, 31 July 2018

現代俳句 July 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton










July 2018

Sunday July 01, 2018
Not entirely
Alone yet.
Visit or

Monday July 02, 2018
Old age
Is here.
It’s real

Tuesday July 03, 2018
Time runs
Down out.
Side man

Wednesday July 04, 2018
America’s veins
Bleed paradise.
Skies rise

Thursday July 05, 2018
Hey goalie
Save this.
Slap shot

Friday July 06, 2018
Subtle hint
On point.
Office work

Saturday July 07, 2018
Falling out
Four good.
Curie cures

Sunday July 08, 2018
Political identity
Politics identifies.
Politically intensify

Monday July 09, 2018
Licks spoon
Real good.
Coming off

Tuesday July 10, 2018
Scared stiff
Drink up.
Down IT

Wednesday July 11, 2018
No show
Up stream.
Dream team

Thursday July 12, 2018
Still staying
Awake now.
Late nights

Friday July 13, 2018
Port dover
Paper back.
Hard rider

Saturday July 14, 2018
Weak end
Game again.
Assume worst

Sunday July 15, 2018
Best driving
Wes around.
Comic relief

Monday July 16, 2018
Tension broken
Again spoken.
Too afraid

Tuesday July 17, 2018
The big
Short fall.
Rise again

Wednesday July 18, 2018
Order management
Documentation done.
Minor corrections

Thursday July 19, 2018
Eleventh floor
Planning hour.
Home based

Friday July 20, 2018
Robotic help
File writing.
Making own

Saturday July 21, 2018
Picnic table
View alone.
Water world

Sunday July 22, 2018
API work
Hard writing.
Six months

Monday July 23, 2018
Been seen
Heard much.
Default creedo

Tuesday July 24, 2018
Financial crisis
History lesson.
Longest short

Wednesday July 25, 2018
Office bound
Up again.
Three days

Thursday July 26, 2018
Snow shoe
Lover bird.
Bun oven

Friday July 27, 2018
Boom boom
Lights out.
Old skool

Saturday July 28, 2018
Tip top
Tale her.
Talk on

Sunday July 29, 2018
Pro vision
Work through.
And through

Monday July 30, 2018
Bad blood
Bond breaking.
Just aggressive

Tuesday July 31, 2018
Whispering breezes
Imaginary diseases.
Bromhidrosis psychosis

Saturday, 30 June 2018

現代俳句 June 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton


June 2018 

Friday June 01, 2018
Morning routine
Realized mantra.
Kinhin zazen

Saturday June 02, 2018
Financial markets
Really working.
Virtually real

Sunday June 03, 2018
Best both
Worlds apart.
Virtual reality

Monday June 04, 2018
Brick walls
Looking back.
Water beneath

Tuesday June 05, 2018
Coming off
Moon shine.
Maximum web

Wednesday June 06, 2018
Over time
Limit here.
Older there

Thursday June 07, 2018
Dream drive
Desire dire.
Checking out

Friday June 08, 2018
Master cooks
Last supper.
Unknown parts

Saturday June 09, 2018
Reduce refuse
Reuse recluse.
Recuse myself

Sunday June 10, 2018
Fast track
Back loss.
Less more

Monday June 11, 2018
Three dead
Men less.
On own

Tuesday June 12, 2018
Four forty
Four five.
Six seven

Wednesday June 13, 2018
Early mourning
Meditation man.
The visitation

Thursday June 14, 2018
Four thirty
Three four.
Five six

Friday June 15, 2018
Nostalgic lunch
Lounge act.
Avocado toast

Saturday June 16, 2018
Social experiment
Or commentary.
Too exhausted

Sunday June 17, 2018
Father daughter
Graduate daze.
Black spades

Monday June 18, 2018
Free bird
Done done.
Not lazy

Tuesday June 19, 2018
Periodic Zappa
Soloing guitar.
Back ground

Wednesday June 20, 2018
Intimate update
Weekly meeting.
Angel lee

Thursday June 21, 2018
Carthusian whispers
Intimately praying.
Walking cell

Friday June 22, 2018
Tall tales
Told true.
Two timer

Saturday June 23, 2018
Not lethargy
Leaving me.
Alone again

Sunday June 24, 2018
All work
Some play.
Falling out

Monday June 25, 2018
Crossing legs
Bending nicely.
Loosening up

Tuesday June 26, 2018
Daily battling
Morning sickness.
Sitting through

Wednesday June 27, 2018
Enough time
Passing through.
Easier routine

Thursday June 28, 2018
No privacy
Taken away.
Loving reminder

Friday June 29, 2018
Colonial silence
Surfacing once.
Executive decision

Saturday June 30, 2018
Slowly steadily
Evaporate away.
Quietly hoping

Michael Grainger Wilkins
(September 21, 1954 -  June 10, 2018)

Thursday, 31 May 2018

現代俳句 May 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton













May 2018

Tuesday May 01, 2018
Cool bored
Walk again.
Merton man

Wednesday May 02, 2018
Split screen
Sleep easy.
Two wrongs

Thursday May 03, 2018
Center circle
Square ranch.
Branch office

Friday May 04, 2018
Remotely close
Call melodic.
No changes

Saturday May 05, 2018
Last name
High way.
In complete

Sunday May 06, 2018
Side square
There ride.
End game

Monday May 07, 2018
Home life
House cat.
Mother’s hand

Tuesday May 08, 2018
Evil genius
Alter ego.
Master disaster.

Wednesday May 09, 2018
Elder states
Man handle.
Safe distance

Thursday May 10, 2018
Dancin’ fool
Cool suicide.
Mister badbar

Friday May 11, 2018
Salmon cream
Cheese man.
Water melon

Saturday May 12, 2018
Over nite
Sensei on.
Freaked out

Sunday May 13, 2018
Relatively free
Admission fee.
Miami spinning

Monday May 14, 2018
Entire monastic
Makework project.
Tibetan trickster

Tuesday May 15, 2018
Early morning
Lethargy sickness.
Lazy hermit

Wednesday May 16, 2018
Protein shake
Violently vanilla.
Minimal intake.

Thursday May 17, 2018
Lunch date
Great time.
Twenty three

Friday May 18, 2018
Working late
Great kindness.
Pleasant persona

Saturday May 19, 2018
Detach attention
Directed awareness.
Daily annihilation

Sunday May 20, 2018
Hint hint
Hint hint.
Hint on

Monday May 21, 2018
Zappa plays
Zappa stays.
Joe’s garage

Tuesday May 22, 2018
Developer guide
Dance differently.
Secret schedule

Wednesday May 23, 2018
Water underneath
Floor boarding.
Tortured temper

Thursday May 24, 2018
Walking on
Water works.
Begin kinhin

Friday May 25, 2018
One Suzuki
Too Suzukis.
Begin zazen

Saturday May 26, 2018
Ease enjoyment
Effort expectation.
First three

Sunday May 27, 2018
Fifty fifty
Four fold.
Over night

Monday May 28, 2018
Burmese ease
Into sitting.
Minor move

Tuesday May 29, 2018
Road killing
Chicken run.
Starving man

Wednesday May 30, 2018
Title settled
Silently still.
One third

Thursday May 31, 2018
Slowly breathing
Intimately sitting.
Painless posture

Monday, 30 April 2018

現代俳句 April 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton













April 2018

Sunday April 01, 2018
Old marble
Buddha heap.
White wind

Monday April 02, 2018
Sixty four
More years.
Plus six

Tuesday April 03, 2018
Knot pain
Butt ache.
Body talk

Wednesday April 04, 2018
Sadly sitting
Alone now.
Best plan

Thursday April 05, 2018
One month
Moves on. 
Off time

Friday April 06, 2018
Steady work
Out problems.
Checking out

Saturday April 07, 2018
Thinking clouds
Forming slowly.
Gently floating

Sunday April 08, 2018
Enough of 
Enough is.
Enough now

Monday April 09, 2018
Begin kinhin
Again anew.
Quiet carpet

Tuesday April 10, 2018
Changing muscle
Memory challenge.
Loosening up

Wednesday April 11, 2018
Schedule stopped
Suddenly shortened.
Home leaver

Thursday April 12, 2018
Single road
Warrior man.
Breaking off

Friday April 13, 2018
Slack day
Break gossip.
Binge purge

Saturday April 14, 2018
Expensive surprise
Package delivery.
Daily limit

Sunday April 15, 2018
Diva Maria
Callas forever.
Sacred monster

Monday April 16, 2018
Trojan horse
Power virus.
Clean again

Tuesday April 17, 2018
Office nudge
Away politics.
Stay remote

Wednesday April 18, 2018
Cloaked black
Robe face.
Get up

Thursday April 19, 2018
Alarm clock
Ticking off.
Get down

Friday April 20, 2018
Under ground
Level standing.
Daily decisions

Saturday April 21, 2018
No more
Like me. 
This is

Sunday April 22, 2018
Welcoming thoughts
Bidding goodbye.
Floating aimlessly

Monday April 23, 2018
Better late
Never land.
Scribal uploads

Tuesday April 24, 2018
Painfully numbing
Sensation continued.
Noticeable movements

Wednesday April 25, 2018
Minor editing
Words matter.
Another release

Thursday April 26, 2018
Fake fire
Side chat.
Good night

Friday April 27, 2018
Always on
Schedule it.
Never waver

Saturday April 28, 2018
Sitting fire
Place cushion.
True enough

Sunday April 29, 2018
Late night
Zazen enough.
Sitting upright

Monday April 30, 2018
Waka poetry
Continues on.
For Dōgen

Sunday, 1 April 2018

和歌 April 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton



Sunday April 01, 2018 (036)
The same old refrain:
"...once asked by a monastic..."
The more that things change,
the more they remain the same.
Is this the family secret?

Sunday April 01, 2018 (037)
In boundless style
the Vulture Peak blossom blinks.
Nirvāṇa smiles
as Bodhidharma's eyes both
open and close without lids.

Monday April 02, 2018 (038)
Xuefeng likes to steal
from Xuansha, as they both
turn the dharma wheel
with all the burning buddhas,
throwing fire back and forth.

Tuesday April 03, 2018 (039)
There is no virtue
either to lose or to gain.
But there is virtue
to gain by losing virtue
like Jingqing and Mingjiao.

Tuesday April 03, 2018 (040)
The bowl from Tibet
is singing for blind Baoshou.
The bowl from Tibet
is sitting on its zafu.
The mallet is struck by it.

Wednesday April 04, 2018 (041)
Answer the pillar
when it asks: What do you say?
Say: Ask the pillar.
If you do not understand,
then you do not understand.

Thursday April 05, 2018 (042)
It has always been
right here, and also right there.
Everywhere is seen
traveling its pilgrimage.
Moon over monastery.

Friday April 06, 2018
A blanket of snow
covers the fresh springtime grass.
The winter wind blows
most of the birds back down south.
One bird remains. Shivering.

Friday April 06, 2018 (043)
Only a serpent
cuts snakes into two pieces.
Only the servant
of Guizong sees where he cuts
through the silent lecturer.

Saturday April 07, 2018 (044)
Sitting and preaching
the word without any words.
Preaching and sitting
still after all of these years.
Expression. Enjoyment. Ease.

Saturday April 07, 2018 (045)
The singing bowl’s mouth
opens wide to the heavens.
West, East, North, and South:
it sings in all directions
an unnecessary song.

Sunday April 08, 2018 (046)
Zhaozhou’s residence
is a peaceful dwelling place.
The yang and yin dance
within this balancing point
to the point of exhaustion.

Sunday April 08, 2018 (047)
Enough is always
enough: saying less is more.
Enough is the Way
to be loyal to others.
Enough of this already.

Monday April 09, 2018 (048)
While he was teaching
Xuefeng received a letter.
While he was reading
this empty piece of paper,
Xuansha received Xuefeng.

Tuesday April 10, 2018 (049)
Zazen and kinhin
are indistinguishable.
Kinhin and zazen
distinguish themselves,
walking on Dongshan's mountain.

Wednesday April 11, 2018 (050)
Shilou’s shortcomings
are very long suffering.
He’s always showing
just how much he is at fault.
Shilou bows and hits himself.

Thursday April 12, 2018 (051)
He once had a wife
whom he loved in his fashion.
Now he lives his life
without gain and without fame,
walking on Wang's single road.

Friday April 13, 2018 (052)
Breathing through the pain
is a painless occurrence.
No loss and no gain
to single minded sitting.
The fish is busy swimming.

Saturday April 14, 2018 (053)
Nothing to transmit.
Empty words pointing nowhere.
To humbly submit
this for consideration
is to take the forward step.

Sunday April 15, 2018 (054)
Mazu’s skillful whisk
swats at the blind words between
Baizhang’s flapping lips,
and shouts at the empty space
between Baizhang’s two deaf ears.

Monday April 16, 2018 (055)
Practicing because
no one sees and no one knows.
If not, then the cause
of fragmentation remains.
The dharma body is one.

Tuesday April 17, 2018 (056)
Bodhidharma is
the gift that keeps on giving.
The giving is his,
along with the gift given:
he hits the sitting platform.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 (057)
Silent sitting is
the doing of not doing.
Pure purposelessness.
Wise enough to be clumsy?
There is no source to speak of.

Saturday April 21, 2018 (058)
Nothing to reflect
on and on questions are asked.
With all due respect,
"this not turning back to look"
looks like no answer at all.

Saturday April 21, 2018 (059)
Knowing not knowing.
This is don't know mind showing.
Showing not showing.
This is body-mind knowing
beyond the Buddhadharma.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (060)
How high should it be?
Looking up and looking down.
Seven or eight feet:
the height of affirmation.
This can also be looked at.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (061)
The teaching ended
when Guishan turned to the wall.
Dharma so splendid!
The water in the basin
is the tea within the bowl.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (062)
Gaining complete death
before one actually dies.
With each passing breath
the living dead disclose it.
There is nothing to achieve.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (063)
The balancing point
points to nothing that's attained.
What then is the point?
The incense burns either way,
whether it's offered of not.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (064)
This water bearer
pours out air through his nostrils.
The fatal error
is in mystifying this
as a poetic symbol.

Sunday April 22, 2018 (065)
Time never arrives
too early neither too late.
Time always survives
flavored discrimination
for the time being it is.

Monday April 23, 2018 (066)
There is no outside.
Enter in through the out gate.
There is no inside.
Exit out through the in gate.
Light the lamp and burn the gate.

Monday April 30, 2018
Counting the letters
that she sent to me back then.
Counting the letters
that made up all of her words.
Only memories remain.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

現代俳句 March 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton













March 2008

Thursday March 01, 2018
Living within
Future means.
Vested options

Friday March 02, 2018
Niagara barrel
Chest falling.
Made mist

Saturday March 03, 2018
No body
Calls now.
Zeit sein

Sunday March 04, 2018
Two more
Waka poems.
Three hundred

Monday March 05, 2018
Rotating artis
Hinton hints.
So legislate

Tuesday March 06, 2018
My fiftieth
Mission cap.
Post reacto 

Wednesday March 07, 2018
Daily thirty
Rock roll. 
Fall over

Thursday March 08, 2018
Setting strict
Standard routine.
Tricky marine

Friday March 09, 2018
Brain bomb
BOOM bust.
Not thinking

Saturday March 10, 2018
Body mind
Less pain.
Sit through

Sunday March 11, 2018
Zen hermit
Monastic man.
Xiangyan’s grave

Monday March 12, 2018
Sat through
Writing well.
Well well

Tuesday March 13, 2018
New birthday
Wish sending.
Knew renewal

Wednesday March 14, 2018
First complete
Release cycle.
API reply

Thursday March 15, 2018
Fixing broken
Link problem.
Silent solution

Friday March 16, 2018
Boss man
Age limit. 
Follow bliss

Saturday March 17, 2018
Towering zafu
Posture perfect.
Real ideal

Sunday March 18, 2018
No rest
Day time.
Being B

Monday March 19, 2018
Singing dragon
Song dynasty.
Withered skull

Tuesday March 20, 2018
Expert presenting
Present tense.
Writers write

Wednesday March 21, 2018
Absorb document
Hacking away. 
View sonic

Thursday March 22, 2018
Late night
Stout out.
Party crashers

Friday March 23, 2018
Early morning
Burger hangover.
Naked nonexistence

Saturday March 24, 2018
Do dwell
Well now. 
Embody it

Sunday March 25, 2018
Sitting shaking
Silently sifting.
Shape shifting

Monday March 26, 2018
Be detached
Doing zazen.
Crooked man

Tuesday March 27, 2018
Singing bowl
Bows slowly.
Perfect pitch

Wednesday March 28, 2018
Old hermit
Helps Linji.
Crazy monk

Thursday March 29, 2018
Many poems
Appear today.
Ancient love

Friday March 30, 2018
Gould plays
Mozart sonata.
Not Bach

Saturday March 31, 2018
Ready player
Won already.
Rush 2112

Friday, 2 March 2018

和歌 March 2018

By Rory A.A. Hinton












Friday March 02, 2018
This less isn’t more.
Your so-called attention is
a half-opened door,
swinging very carelessly.
Open up or shut this down.

Saturday March 03, 2018 (012)
Sitting and saying:
you can't stain what's not sustained.
Saying and showing
the wisdom that is not taught.
Knowing beyond the Buddha.

Sunday March 04, 2018 (013)
Swallow Touzi’s moon.
Spring, summer, fall, and winter,
it’s never too soon
to spit these old numbers out:
three and four, seven and eight.

Sunday March 04, 2018 (014)
Interdependence.
Sagan’s billions and billions
continue to dance.
This should not be our concern.
Gassho and be done with it.

Monday March 05, 2018 (015)
The pearl of great price.
Repeating repetition
is a demon’s vice.
Repeating repetition
as Jesus and Xuansha nod.

Friday March 09, 2018 (016)
For the time-being
Heidegger’s Being And Time
asks about beings.
Both Germany and Japan
answer with myriad things.

Saturday March 10, 2018 (017)
How was it? It was.
Be Zen being Zen without
explaining the cause.
As a hermit monastic
I sit beside Xiangyan’s grave.

Saturday March 17, 2018 (018)
The land deity.
The bowl of rice offering.
This intimacy.
Practice coming and going
tracelessly right on the spot.

Saturday March 17, 2018 (019)
Ordinary mind
full of present emptiness.
There’s nothing to find
here, so stop describing it
by remaining nostril deep.

Monday March 19, 2018 (020)
Sit still all day long
and chop the earthworm in two.
Sing the dragon song
and stop the buddha in you.
Du should not have responded.

Wednesday March 21, 2018 (021)
Be intimacy.
Wisdom wisely seeks wisdom
beyond secrecy.
Beneath, between, and behind,
nothing gained nor lost is found.

Thursday March 22, 2018 (022)
Oranges singing
on the top of the apples.
Banana sitting
on the bottom of the bowl.
Linji's fruitless offering.

Saturday March 24, 2018 (023)
Plowing the rice field.
Watering old Guishan's seeds.
The high and low yields
nothing extraordinary.
Ordinary mindlessness.

Monday March 26, 2018 (024)
Sitting and shitting
the annihilating fire.
Shitting and setting
the daily record crooked.
Cucumbers grow in the mud.

Monday March 26, 2018 (025)
The silent discourse.
The hidden activity.
Serving the main course
by showing and by saying
next to nothing here at all.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 (026)
Immovable sounds
are heard in the silent forms.
No conflict is found
inside of the golden head.
The birds nest on top of it.

Tuesday March 27, 2018 (027)
Huangbo hits and hits
and hits nothing essential.
This dead tree stump sits
ceaselessly practicing still.
Linji strikes the final blow.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 (028)
Stop mystifying
the facts with deadening poems.
The dragon’s howling
roars in this withering tree
of life for the time-being.

Thursday March 29, 2018 (029)
Life is intimate.
Death is intimate.
He taps and he hits
every possible coffin.
Daowu passes, and remains.

Thursday March 29, 2018 (030)
Going and coming.
Not staying and not leaving.
Laughing and crying.
All of this happens right here.
Caochan has no change to spare.

Thursday March 29, 2018 (031)
Neither achievement
nor enlightenment is sought.
What old Deshan meant
is found while facing a wall.
Nothing more nor less is hit.

Thursday March 29, 2018 (032)
Self left on the shelf.
Nostrils keep on breathing as
the wind fans itself.
It’s as stale as it is fresh.
The autumn leaves are falling.

Thursday March 29, 2018 (033)
Nothing here to lack.
Having left their house and home,
monks do not bow back.
Emperors pay their respect,
falling and rising at once.

Friday March 30, 2018 (034)
Private irony
and public utility.
This intimacy
is hidden and is open
to all who know how to smile.

Saturday March 31, 2018 (035)
The sitting platform
always stands with folded hands
revealing true form.
Touzi's ten bodies are one
and two: sacred and profane.