Monday, November 30, 2015

Carpe Diem Haiku No. 869 Tavn Bogd

Islam’s five pillars
Five precepts of Buddhism
Only four seasons

The seasons go round
And prayers leave prayer wheels
Practice on pillars

Profession of faith, prayer, fasting, alms, pilgrimage.
Abstain from killing (1), taking what is not given. (2), avoiding sexual misconduct (3), abstain from false speech (4), fermented drink that causes heedlessness.

Souls may be leaving
Spirits inhabit mountains
But ah, the beauty

Near the mountains’ ice
Only the conifers thrive
Shelter for shamans

Calving of glaciers
Shaman’s drumming and singing
Different but one


  1. What a wonderful series Lothar; I am glad to read how you have brought in the differences between the religions in this series. By the way, in ancient Japan there were 5 seasons, New Year was the fifth.

    1. Yes! :-) And you might know, that in Cologne carnival is also called the fifth season.

    2. I didn't know that Lothar ... really carnival in Cologne is called the fifth season? Awesome.

  2. Fascinating read. All religions are one!

  3. A poignant so much moved here and to Kris, thanks for the education of the fifth season of ancient Japanese history