Time and Magic

     Now Haiku
here and now, sitting,
monkey mind is then and there–
in yesterday’s trees.


     Presence Limerick
I want to be present right now,
Connect to the flowing of Tao.
But when I sit still
My obstinate will
Appears, rises up, takes a bow.

~Lyn Hopper

Today I have self-quotes, written in response to Mad Kane’s challenge to write a haiku and a limerick about time. That was fun! As are her blogs. Check them out.

One serious thought about time, since we’re on the subject already. I have been practicing mindfulness, especially at my ultra-busy workplace, and I have learned through direct experience that what others say is true–mindfulness does slow time down. I know you’re now thinking, “yeah, right,” because that’s what I have thought every time I have read about this phenomenon.

Time slows down, I tell you! It is magic, really. I know it is a trick of perception, (or maybe the trick is busyness and the rushing of time), but I literally have more time to do the things I need to do somehow. And I’m oh, so much more relaxed about doing them. 🙂

Try it, and tell me what you find. Preferably in a haiku or limerick!


9 Responses to Time and Magic

  1. Mad Kane says:

    Excellent! Especially your limerick. You’re a wonderful new addition to my limerick and haiku prompt community!

  2. Excellent post! Your haiku is intriguing and worth re-reading and I can totally relate to your limerick. Interesting what you say about mindfulness, I think you’re right….

  3. quotesqueen says:

    Thanks,, you two! Another limerick at https://quotesqueen.wordpress.com/2008/01/12/fun/

  4. donna says:

    Trick of perception
    The passing of time itself

  5. donna says:

    And one of my favorites:

    There was a young lady named Bright
    Whose speed was much faster than light.
    She set out one day,
    in a relative way,
    And returned on the previous night.

  6. papaw arthur says:

    Fantastic post and I love the limerick! A related quote:

    The universe is change. Our life is what our thoughts make it.

    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

  7. quotesqueen says:

    Brava, Donna! 🙂 And that limerick has always been one of my faves also.

  8. Bill says:

    forest path
    leaves drifiting to the earth
    they will become

  9. quotesqueen says:

    Bill, I love, love, love this haiku! Thanks for sharing.

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