sculpting the tree trunk
into a cross
Rita Odeh, Simply Haiku, 5:2, Summer 2007
Translated and Published in:
Never Ending Story
Chinese Translation (Traditional)
Chinese Translation (Simplified)
Interpretation by Chen-ou Liu, 劉鎮歐June 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM
Unexpected and yet powerful ending.
The juxtaposed images (of "refugee camp" and "a cross") reveal the implied speaker's Jobian faith in the divinely transformative power.