Light From The Valley – A poem.

Light From The Valley

Glistening blue eyes

misted view of new worlds

from sun’s set to rise


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BLUE(s) and World.

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Love Without Fear – A poem.

Love Without Fear

Carry a loved heart

through the colored leaves of three

never let love be


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of COLOR(ed/s) & Three.

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Crunching Foliage – An Autumn poem.

Crunching Foliage

Festive days of fall

leaves in mounds for kids to pound

in crunching delight


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of LEAF(leaves) & Mound(s).

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Never Ending You – a poem.

Never Ending You

My mind is crowded

Filled by hours thinking of you

my days—nights are long.


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CROWD(s) and Hour(s).

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When Locusts Swarm- a poem.

When Locusts Swarm

Standing in the crowds

For long hours on Black Friday?

Not in my future.


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of CROWD(s) and Hour(s).

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Eight Legged Evil – a poem.

Eight Legged Evil

They weave through time like

Natures undaunted soldiers

whose webs keeps forming


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of WEAVE and Web.

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Tender Mercies – a poem.

Tender Mercies

Who needs the tender

mercies of the universe

heal without judgement


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of TENDER and Who.

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Fated End- a poem.

Fated End

heed death’s rapid reach

by a dark sense of ennui

the fated plunge nears


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of PLUNGE and Rapid..

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Hanging High II- a poem.

Hanging High II

ferns hanging so high
shade like fingers ere the sun
cool refreshing breeze

cool refreshing breeze
calm the earth’s infestation
raging upon high

raging upon high
ire turns to self-reflection
with refreshing view

with refreshing view
all things are achievable
when control is high

 


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How to Write a Shi Rensa or Four Chain Haiku.

A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of HIGH and Refresh.

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Hanging High – a poem.

Hanging High

ferns hanging so high

shade like fingers ere the sun

cool refreshing breeze


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of HIGH and Refresh.

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Be Still- a poem.

Be Still

rid thoughts of hatred

bring peace to your mind and heart

calm the anxious soul

 

Inspired by one of my favorite Bible verses Psalm 46:10 “He says, Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Emphasis mine.)

 

I’ve told this story many times but it always comes back to remind me to reset my thinking and breathing. Many years ago now, I was going through a great deal of turmoil in my life when the Bible verse above came into focus for me. I was the Youth Director for my church and one week the group and its new Youth Pastor broke out into groups for focused prayer for each person in our little group. I asked for a calming in my life. The Youth Pastor was in my group and he was the one to pray for me. He used Psalm 46:10. The following week we traveled into Atlanta, or just outside of it, to hear the Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman, the man pretty much responsible for starting Contemporary Christian music. He sang the song below, based on the same Bible verse. There are times when you open your eyes and realize that you’re being sent a message.


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Above So High – a poem.

Above So High

celestial forms

white or red they light the way

to dreams while lives wane

mars moon in one photo


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of RED and White.

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Ending to Begin – a poem.

Ending to Begin

such sad but blessed sight

the end of a star filled night

brings the thrills of day

Sunrise over a desert with stars in the sky


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Distance – a poem.

Distance

this darkened world knows

my sadness resides afar

my life’s only thrill

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Thrills of Life – a poem.

Thrills of Life

nature thrills at life

none but man thrills at sadness

of natures lost life

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/ (At one time I was a supervisor for the company that took membership calls for the World Wildlife Fund WWF which is what this is. The wrestling organization of WWF, now WWE, was sued to stop using the WWF moniker. Oddly we also sold the wrestling company’s merchandise. I had to take over a call and pretend to be the Macho Man Randy Savage by imitating his voice, which I wasn’t allowed to do but it was a Saturday and it was for a small child.)

I’m not endorsing an organization but the above is one place to start, although I can’t say where the donation money goes.

There are two documentaries on Netflix in America right now and they are both great: (I have a soft spot for gorillas and elephants.)

VIRUNGA is about a UN World Heritage park in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo whose rangers fight to protect1/3 of the world’s wild mountain gorilla population.  Not only poachers are a problem but war and natural resource corporations want inside the park. This is unlike other documentaries on poaching I’ve seen.

GARDENERS OF EDEN is about a an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. It was founded in 1977 by Dame Daphne Sheldrick to honor her late husband, David Sheldrick. It’s graphic and you see two sides of the elephant poaching story or rather three sides. The Sheldrick side, the vicious poacher side, and the local people side.


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of SAD and Thrill.

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Comfy Clothes – a poem.

Comfy Clothes

I mourn this orb form

stretching fabrics of my life,

mourning their frayed forms


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FORM and Mourn.

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Our Demise? – a poem.

Our Demise?

mourn the coming end

to earth in throes of passion,

form a saving isle


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FORM and Mourn.

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The Elopement – a poem.

The Elopement

swift sparkling fair gay

the beck pours from its sedate course

shaped into veiled arms

 

 

For those afraid to use the word gay as it was originally defined, okay, but know here I do and it means happy.

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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of BRANCH and Swift.

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Tiny Thriller – a poem.

Tiny Thriller

fleas please on trapeze

entertaining the hairy beasts

makes the mangy sneeze

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flea_circus

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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of FLEAS and Sneeze.

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Sounding Alarms – a poem.

Sounding Alarms

mother earth erupts

warning her foolish children

to care and comfort

Rivers of lava destroy 600 homes on Hawaii's Big Island: mayor | ReutersLava destroys homes in the Kapoho area, east of Pahoa, during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, U.S., June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

 


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A haiku for this week’s Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge of COMFORT and Erupt.

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