The quote provided for today’s Carpe Diem Challenge is from Paulo Coelho’s novel “The Witch Of Portobello”.
The quote for today points to the skill of calligraphy. In ancient Japan calligraphy was a high art and all the classical haiku poets used it. The leading character of “The Witch …” learns this art in the middle of the desert.
[…] “Naturally, if she respected the brush that she used, she would realize that in order to learn to write she must cultivate serenity and elegance. And serenity comes from the heart.” […] (Source: The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho)
Wrote a Tanka (5-7-5-7-7) for this challenge
Years he had labored,
Yet, he stood where he began…
“Why?” he had questioned,
“The Ego!“ the old man said,
“Abandon it! That’s the key“.
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