Cherry Blooms in 2015 by Grace
Haiku by Issa:
"what a strange thing -
to be alive beneath
I read the news with sadness - the tragic ending of a 2 year old boy, who was lost and found dead from drowning in the nearby creek. My heart bleeds for the parents and family of Chase, just as it bleeds for the victims who were injured and died in the latest bombing in Lahore, Pakistan last Easter Sunday.
The specter of death came closer last week - an officemate's husband just suddenly collapsing on his work table, and dying a few hours later in the hospital. My young colleague with two young sons, is now on leave, trying to organize things after the unexpected demise of her husband.
How fortunate I am to be enjoying the Easter dinner with my family, catching up with news and renewing our ties. I search for the budding of hope on my hands. I am thankful for the blessings, and call on the gift of kindness, inside my heart, to spring forth like a river. To bloom with joy even during the darkest of nights.
at dawn, half-moon lingers
above cherry bloom trees, still bare-
while our heart beats with rain
Thanks for the visit ~
The title is from my favorite author, Agatha Christie's book, Appointment with Death. I have been watching the series on Hercule Poirot on Netflix for the past month.