begging bowl


water cleanses dregs

empty own bowl to be filled

who can satisfy?



photo by lynn_










A “begging bowl” is used by Buddhist monks to ask for alms…see Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Perhaps each of us is a spiritually thirsty/hungry begging bowl?

secret well of life


empty of myself

my energy depleted

fill my cup again

i thirst for living water


photo by lynn

only you can satisfy