Carry On #ancestors #haiku

winter dad 001

tama-dana ni kanarazu kaze no fuku to iu


on the ancestors’ altar
without fail

a lucky wind blows 

© Issa

Light flickers

My father’s hands my son’s

memory’s smile


tears cover the trail

father steps into shadow

son clears the path

jon feet


The Carpe Diem prompt is Ancestors. Without our ancestors who / what would we be but a jumble of DNA. Instead  we have the privilege we carry on where our ancestors left off.




11 thoughts on “Carry On #ancestors #haiku

  1. I love this, especially the father stepping into shadow as the son clears the path. Cool to think about the trajectory of our history. We see past loved ones in the young ones coming up……


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