Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Chen-ou Liu & Mary Ahearn: Wednesday Haiku, #143

Photo by Nicholas T

first hometown visit:
I embrace the oak tree
gone years ago
Chen-ou Liu

Photo by Simon Kozhin

               folds its wings
     the prayer the children learn

Mary Ahearn

Woodcut by Shibata Zeshin

the home village
I abandoned...
cherry trees in bloom
translated by David G. Lanoue


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P K Padhy said...

Excellent haiku by Chen and Mary Ahearn with subtle touch of emotion and metaphorical expression.The haiku, butterfly... by Mary embodies the divine feeling radiated by all the creatures of nature.Many congratulations.

Pravat Kumar Padhy,India

Mary Frederick Ahearn said...

Thanks to P K Padhy for the kind comment - best to you too.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Pravat, thanks, very happy you thoroughly enjoyed these. Don