Birth

“All the beauty of life

is made up of light

and shadow.”

— Leo Tolstoy

life gives birth to spring

little trace of winter stress

just stretch marks of light

*   *   *

Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor

© 2020

* Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world


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