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.
A Room of My Own: Border Gate Tanka - a touch of winter sunlight ... the barefoot boy waits with two backpacks at the border gate Note: My haiku below could be read as a sequel to the tanka abov...