Haiku Poem – 太極拳

hills move up
float gently wings spread
sides flow down

りょうよく や かた から ふよう おか の うえ

In Tai Chi, the movements are very slow and are supposed to be done with little energy. So, when the arms are lifted, the motion begins with the shoulders. As the shoulders move up, the arms begin to rise. Once the arms reach shoulder level, they start to gently move down. The motion should be fluid like a bird flapping its wings.


Collaborative Haiku Poem
– Ben Clark
– Japanese by Ben Clark and Nakamura Michiko
– Photo by Ben

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