Photo credit: wiki


bamboo carving

reminder of new journey

being a better man

This is what I found when I did a little reading on cultural thoughts on bamboo,

“…..As bamboo has some features such as uprightness, tenacity and hollow heart, people endow bamboo with integrity, elegance and plainness, though it is not physically strong…  According to laws, an ancient poet, Bai Juyi (772–846), thought that to be a gentleman, a man does not need to be physically strong, but he must be mentally strong, upright, and perseverant. Just as a bamboo is hollow-hearted, he should open his heart to accept anything of benefit…”
Credit: Wiki



Published in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt: Bamboo

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7 responses to “BAMBOO

  1. I’m glad you kept it.

    I didn’t know any of that, and it’s very helpful in understanding your haiku –
    which is very thoughtful, indeed.



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