A Lesson For a Child – Waka – April 20, 2015


without winter’s freeze
no new apples will ripen
from spring’s blooms

falling cherry blooms
make way for summer’s fruit
hold back your tears

even this rain fall
quenches the strawberry’s thirst –
sing its praises

my child don’t lament
life’s adversity
it’s a gift to you
smile at the falling rain
to enjoy summer cherries

© G.s.k. ‘15

rays morning

Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai – Renunciation

18 thoughts on “A Lesson For a Child – Waka – April 20, 2015

    • Thanks … it seemed a good way to write about accepting adversity or learning how to give up one’s egocentric aspirations for the greater good, which I suppose is what renunciation is supposed to be. Glad you liked the post!

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