Sunday, July 23, 2006

Mountaintop Haiku
By Don Iannone

high above the world
a place to look up and down
you are the looker

at the top thin air
practice nondoing today
save even your breath

climbing the mountain
life above and below you
the moment greets you


dumbdodi said...

Don..I am the first one this time.Its actually quite a challenge to keep up with your posts. You seem to be a writing machine.

Your 3rd Haiku is very positive, who knows if there really is life above and if there is any left below you.

Its beautiful though.'You are the looker', 'Practice nondoing today' 'The moment greets you' were my favourites

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dumbdodi...I've trained by 3 cats to write poetry. That's how I do it.

ufukhati said...


flying with he clouds
to catch the salty winds
with my lips of love.

--by darma mohammad--

ufukhati said...


the first line should be:

"flying with the clouds"

Homo Escapeons said...

Thank you for the elegant simplicity of your carpe re'diem'er.
I really enjoyed this 'hike'up the mountain.

You are quite the 'looker' yourself big fella..or did you mean look before you leap.

I find that the people 'at the top' are usually full of HOT air.

Today is Saturday and I have every intention of practicing the 'nondoing'.


floots said...

like these a lot

watching water from a great height
is a favourite


Don Iannone said...

ufukhati Thanks and I like your poem. Thanks for sharing.

HE...thank you. Each of us is the looker...LOL at your take. Funny.

Floots...thank you. Water from above...Yes! Let it flow.

Kathleen said...

mmmmm... gorgeous Don... Thank you! :)

Don Iannone said...

Thank you Kathleen...

Poetry by Kai said...


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

What a great collection! You need to do more haiku! :)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kai.

Thanks Jim. You think so? Thanks for the encouragement.

Imemine said...

You are the looker and the looked. You are the landscape which is outside and inside of you. In truth there is only one landscape. And you are that.

Don Iannone said...

Indeed Imemine...each of us is that.

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