Monthly Archives: September 2016

Haiku #25 – Sunset at 87


I will defeat time.

Sunset at eighty-seven.

Chase me to heaven.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/30/2016-

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Haiku #24 – Shadows Will Kill Me


Shadows will kill me.

I smile at their distortion

and inhale their pain.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/30/2016-

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Haiku #23 – Find the Little Spark


Find the little spark

to lead you out of the dark.

Good is still in you.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/30/2016-

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Dogs teach us about unconditional love and gratitude.


We humans can learn a lot from dogs such as unconditional love, loyalty, and mindfulness. Dogs appreciate the present moment, one of the key teachings in Buddhism, in that we must have gratitude for our lives, loved ones, and opportunities.  With gratitude, we can overcome the challenges of life, and achieve peace and happiness for a great majority of our precious life.

Below is a cute Shiba Inu puppy.

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Haiku #22 – Treat Life Like a Game and Play


Games are fun for us.

Treat life like a game and play.

Drive, create, and love.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/15/2016-

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Haiku #21 – Our Pleasing Life is Near


Nine of Pentacles.

Our pleasing life is near.

Grab our Ten of Cups.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/14/2016-

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Haiku #20 – We Hop in the Snow


We hop in the snow

and into the ice castle.

You tackle me and laugh.

-Jon Riki Karamatsu, 9/14/2016-

(This poem was inspired by my first novel that’s yet to be published.)

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