Thank you all for your wonderful contributions.
I might take this opportunity to provide a translation, provided by Ajahn Dhammanando, of the verse in my signature. Technically, not a haiku:
I see the gathering of followers:
Putting forth effort, self controlled,
Always with strong resolution
—This is how to honor the Buddhas!
verse of Pajapati the Great
(Andrew Olendzki, Access to Insight, 2005)
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
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