Birth of an era
in the dark night, snags around
He came and conquered.
He came and conquered
the world with love and mercy
A mother birthed God.
Christ and Krishna, both were born at different places and in different time zones but in similar difficult situations. Lord Krishna was born in a jail with his life in danger. His father rescued him from there in a winnowing fan basket while, Lord Jesus was born in a barn and laid in a manger. Both the babies were blessed by the Supreme power in the form of natural bliss. Despite being the incarnations and messengers of God, both of them were mothered by mortal women. This proves the power of motherhood, which can give birth to primordial cosmic energy in a mortal body. My today’s haiku celebrates this ultimate power.
— Sangeeta Mishra
Written for Haiku Horizon’s week #137 prompt ‘BIRTH’!
A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images.