Carpe Diem Haiku – Kongofukuji


motherly love –
still the ugly duckling’s tears
could not be stopped

From Wikimedia commons

From Wikimedia commons


The Kongofukuji temple is associated with Senju Kannon or the Boddhisatva of Motherly Love and Mother of the World. Somehow motherly love, brought my mind to the tale of the Ugly Duckling by Hans-Christian Andersen.
Shared with Carpe Diem.

February 27, 2014

6 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Kongofukuji

  1. I love your take on this prompt! You have a way of honing in on one aspect of the prompt and shining a light there – with spare and elegant language! BTW Thank you for your kind comment on my being Poets United ‘Blog of the Week,’ last week. I appreciate it!

  2. this makes my heart ache. there was a while when my beautiful daughter went through something similar. in fact it seems most girls do. this strange society and its ideal of beauty.

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