Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Stained Glass Butterfly Haiku

Version I

Jesus shouted, "Eli Eli lama sabachthani?" which is, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

It is finished ...
a stained glass butterfly
circles in my mind


Version II

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

It is finished ...
a stained glass butterfly
circles in my mind



Note: L1 refers to Jesus’ last words on the cross.