A Reflection on Alan Watts: A Haiku 

Straightening out life
Violates its core nature
We must let it be

This haiku is my response to Alan Watts’ quote “you’re only making a mess by trying to put things straight. You’re trying to straighten out a wiggly world and no wonder you’re in trouble”. I find this very relevant in today’s climate. 

Responding to our vacuous culture 

Seeking richness 

And depth 

While our culture 

Celebrates and delights 

In the vacuous, 

The superficial,

The inane 

Gently, gently, 

With greatest care 

I dream we can bring 

A love for grace, 

Dignity, compassion 
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