Hiakus for NaPoWriMo: The Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung PalaceChangdeokgung Palace in Seoul, Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 17  is one of the “Five Grand Palaces” Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace  14 built by the kings of the Josean Dynasty in Korea. Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 3 This palace first built in 1405 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 16 not only for its architecture, Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 14but also for its design being “in harmony with nature,” Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 18 and its 78-acre garden, which is considered to be Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 7 “one of the most enchanting spaces in Korea.” Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 9 I thought so too! Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 15 The following three hiakus reflect my feelings Azaleas and Forsythia at Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace copy as I explored what the Koreans themselves call their Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 10‘Biwon’ (비원, 秘院)…”Secret Garden.” Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 6#.1  Secret garden, come,  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 1 Let me walk within your walls  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 12 ‘Til I know you well.  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 8 #2. Secret garden, please, Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 12Reveal your secrets to me. Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 2 Then we shall be friends.  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 5 #.3 Secret garden, hear,  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 4 I will share my secret too:  Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace 11 Jesus is our friend. Azaleas at Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace copy“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant” (The Bible, Proverbs 25:14).

2 responses to “Hiakus for NaPoWriMo: The Secret Garden of Changdeokgung Palace

  1. Lovely pictures and lovely verses. Wish I could go there for a visit!

    • It is very near Seoul, but there are so many wonderful places to visit. Perhaps you didn’t see it while you were there?

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