Monday 23 July 2007 3 responses

First autumn morning:
the mirror I stare into
shows my father's face.

© Lanka Jayasekare 2007

Lanka says:

"You will find meaning in life only if you create it. Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach - how you look at things.... Not everybody can be a painter - and there is no need also. If everybody is a painter the world will be very ugly; it will be difficult to live! And not everybody can be a dancer, and there is no need. But everybody can be creative. Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine. You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I dont know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it - whatsoever it is!"

Author's bio
Lanka is the former General Manager of a leading publishing company in Sri Lanka.
(Godage International publishers Pty. Ltd.)
He is 29, single and presently studying for his Msc (Psychology).

You can read more of Lanka's writing and Haiku at his website: OLA

artwork "Mr Wonderful" Kim Barker

3 responses: to “ Haiku so far...

  • Kim 24.7.07

    Lanka requested that I submit his Haiku with the portrait of my Father........thank you Lanka for contributing this very special Haiku........
    my best wishes Kim

  • Anonymous 26.7.07

    Beautiful and moving.

  • eagerblogger 28.7.07

    I don't know if I can totally agree with being more godly when you are creative but I agree that everyone has the ability to be creative and God is the cource of all creativity. :)