COMING TO ELLIS ISLAND

S.S. Constitution Postcard

HAIBUN

I remember well this enchanting sight, more excited than afraid of the frothy ocean waves, especially when I met Lady Liberty at Ellis Island New York Harbor many moons ago.

HAIKU

Twice as a youngster

Crossing Atlantic Ocean

What swelling, what foam!

“How great, how loving, how wonderful is God in his works.”

–Frances Xavier Cabrini, Italian immigrant to become first American saint

How majestic is the ocean of God’s grace to protect us in our travels.