Many of my relatives were lumberjacks (and lumberjack wives) in the the northern midwest of the U.S. A finer bunch of folks couldn't be found anywhere. They lived simply, within the limits of the natural world, and spent a lot of time being quiet in nature, had big hearts, and kept their mind simple. If it had ever occurred to one of my lumberjack uncles or aunts to write a haiku, it would go something like:
I care for the forest
I care for my family
I live in balance with all living beings.
...but of course, (even though they were very intelligent) none of them were abstract enough to write such narcissistic nonsense. They simply lived in harmony with the whole...meaning that they didn't see themselves as separate from the whole, but rather, integral to the whole.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss
- Dawa Gyaltsen
Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.