Zen Garden Haiku

I
evergreens,
twisted and bent
to gnarled beauty


II
arched bridge
forms a wide eye
with water’s mirror


III
the garden
designed, aligned, and kempt —
nature, but not


IV
peace-filled
by tranquil sights —
soul programmed


V
sitting on grass,
the rocky outcrop
turns island

DAILY PHOTO: Bridge in a Japanese Garden

Taken on August 15, 2018 in The Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, Chicago.

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DAILY PHOTO: Chinese Bridge at Dusk

Taken on October 30, 2016 in Singapore's Chinese Garden

Taken on October 30, 2016 in Singapore’s Chinese Garden

 

This bridge, in the Chinese style, connects Singapore’s Chinese Garden to its Japanese Garden. Dusk offered a nice reflection.