Daily moments March 8 2016 ~ miss the birds (haibun)

Amma is known for her embrace but also for her compassion and humanitarianism
Amma is known for her embrace but also for her compassion and humanitarianism

Breathing in the warmer air outside was a nice change today on her way to work. The clouds competed with the sun yet one could still feel the glare of its glow piercing through some thinner clouds. As she walked out the Métro, a panhandler held out his hand to commuters passing by asking softly, “Un peu de change, s’il vous plaît.” She walked by him slowly and once outside she had a vision of Amma standing at this beggar’s place.  The thought seemed ridiculous but there was a strong feeling inside her that made her look for change in her purse.  She found a toonie ($2 coin) and went back in.  As she handed him the coin, she noticed he was clutching a row of toonies in his hand.

Walking back out she wondered if this man shared his offerings with a relative, a friend or had a pet to care for. She then started chanting her mantra all the way to work.

scent of spring
decay of autumn leaves
still – no birds in trees

© Tournesol ’16/03/08

Daily Moments March 8 /16 ~ miss the birds


4 thoughts on “Daily moments March 8 2016 ~ miss the birds (haibun)

  1. We know that feeling. I found a $10 bill in our parking garage. I knew it was not for me to spend. It stayed in my purse for several weeks. One day on our way to take my nephew out for dinner a person was begging for money at the stop light. Gene handed the bill to him. His face lit up and he bounded across the street. Not sure if he was heading to the Walgreen’s or Jack n the Box.

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