Kindness Poem | Haiku Poetry About Compassion

Compassion Haiku

Her soul touches mine

My heart listens to her heart

My eyes cry with hers

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Somewhere deep inside

I feel the weeping heartache

Torn apart by pain

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Grief stricken body

alters our heart rhythm for

ever and ever

December 1, 2008

Debby Bruck

Poet, student of kabbalah, & homeopath

copyright 12/2008

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Today's Haiku was inspired by Tzvi Freeman's

Thought for Today about Compassion

"What is the difference between kindness and compassion?

Kindness gives to another.

Compassion knows no "other"."

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Definition: Compassion: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.

Comment: Can simply listening help relieve another person's suffering?

Question: Is compassion without judgment?

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Quotes:

  • All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama
  • Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama
  • Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. Mason Cooley
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama
  • But a compassion for that which is not and cannot be useful and lovely, is degrading and futile. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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From the moment the heart begins beating until the moment it stops at death, the human heart pumps the lifeblood throughout the body. In an average lifetime, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times. In times of stress the pressure builds up, the heart beats faster and harder to move the blood. Under great stress the heart may stop. We do not ask it to beat, yet it keeps us alive as a constant companion. Take a moment of silence to feel the wonder ~ to meditate on the heart. Can you hear or feel it beating?

Modern medicine and technology understands some of the mechanisms and can make repairs to the organ itself. However, the emotional impacts and changes are beyond man's capacity to change. Only compassion can heal and assist the deeper aspect of our life's blood.

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Give thanks for the heart's majesty.

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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Dear Debby, i found this poem motivational, inspiring and beautiful. It is interesting to note that in the land of compassion, love, kindness and joy, peace reigns supreme. I pray humans come to comprehend this obvious fact. The quotes were helpful and encouraging. I voted useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. You re a great poet!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Dear Ubanichijioke ~ I appreciate your kind comments. Maybe I will write a few more poems, as I have put them aside lately. I love haiku too!


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....well you have a kind face - I knew from the moment I saw your picture - and now it's confirmed here - you also have a kind heart, nature and writer's disposition.

A hub bravo for you on this nice time I've spent here at your hub tonight .....lake erie time 12:10am


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Thank so much Epi. I hope you enjoyed the special tribute I gave to you on your "Flower is a diplomat" poem. You will have to click the link I left you to see the surprise. Hugs, Debby


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

The Buddha did not talk about love, he said we need to have Compassion. Thanks for sharing this poem and inspiring quotes.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Vinaya ~ How can will build more compassion in our character? Blessings, Debby


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

The Buddha's answer: Practice Four Nobel Truths and Eight-fold Path!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Vinaya ~ This is truly a "PRACTICE" to make perfect. Blessings


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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York

Again, very nicely done. You're drawing me into Haiku!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Mary ~ Glad you are enjoying and learning more about Haiku. I checked out your attempt at this forma of poetry and love the mood and tone of your work. Hugs, Debby


jami l. pereira 4 years ago

This is a beautifully inspirational Hub , I really enjoyed this read , i voted up , awesome and beautiful ! :)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Many thanks, jami. We have some incredible poets here on Hubpages. I enjoy reading so many.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Hi Debby--I really believe that compassion is the most important thing that passes between souls--so I loved this hub!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Audrey ~ The Dalai Lama agrees with you about the seat of compassion. Many thanks for visiting. Blessings, Debby


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seanorjohn 4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful poem. I would never have the confidence or nerve to write a poem.Yet, you seem to write your thoughts in such an effortless manner.

Please feel free to delete this comment but you made one small typo. (Striken/Stricken.) Brilliant writing and voted up and beautiful.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Dear John ~ Many thanks for visiting and finding the typo. No one else mentioned in all the years this hub has sat here. I do find writing poetry, especially haiku fairly effortless as the words flow through inspiration in our universe. Blessings, Debby


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Hi Debby. an amazing poem from a beautiful poet and writer here in HP. Blessings!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Unknown ~ I'm touched by your kind words. And I apologize for delay in response. Taking care of many responsibilities these days. Blessings in return, Debby


Kerry43 4 years ago

Debby, I loved the poem, and that you included the definition was great. It is often difficult to put these feelings into words. I also loved the quotes toward the end of the hub. SO inspiring.

Have a happy one, and thank you:)

Kerry


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Kerry. What a treat that you visited this evening. Sending good wishes for a beautiful weekend. Hugs, Debby

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    Debby Bruck, CHOM is a student of Kabbalah and Homeopath. She loves qigong, healing movement, guided imagery, and meditation. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter.

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