on my cheek
I turn the other
Sakura Award, 2013 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational
Note: Turning the Other Cheek originates from the Sermon on the Mount in the New Testament. In Chapter 5of the Gospel of Matthew, an alternative for "an eye for an eye" is given by Jesus:
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
To the Lighthouse: Sensing Tanka: Perceiving Life Beyond the Ordinary - (First presented by David Terelinck at Bowerbird Tanka Group meeting #6, March 20 2011 and reprinted by kind permission of the author) Much excellent tanka...