My morning Haiku

I have occasionally begun catching a Xe Om to work of a morning rather than driving the Vespa. It is more relaxing and I don’t have the hassles of parking. The big advantage is that I can let my eyes and my mind wander and watch things as they happen around me. This morning I saw a Buddhist monk in the heavy traffic on Vo Van Tan St and by the time I had arrived at the campus I had composed this Haiku poem (applying the 5-7-5 syllable rule).

the buddhist monk walks
barefoot in robes of saffron
traffic moves aside