19 October 2009

Haiku 292

(for an ivory statue of mother and child from Japan, old enough to have lost a butterfly perched on the mother's hands)

Childish hands reach up:
Time broke off the butterfly,
Mama's hands remain


Shushu said...

And then the whole history of the world changed, right?

vicmarcam said...

I keep returning to read this one. Mama's hands remain. So sweet and true.