another day in paradise

 

surf laps sandy beach

breezes sway coconut palms

island aloha

 

photo by lynn

 

Aloha, friends! Celebrating our 35th anniversary in Hawaii so may not post for several days. Stop by again soon 🙂

tidal hypnosis

 

man in the moon smiles

beckons to insomniacs

come, be mesmerized

 

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moon lamp

 

prospero ano

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letting go…

Collage and year end challenge by Sammi Cox featured here.

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another year dying

look in

clearer rearview

mirror

can’t take time back
_____

times of drought

cracks

hollow spaces

shadows

weeds gone to seed
_____

yet light persisted

rainbow

blessings come of age

wisdom

life grows green anew
_____

looking ahead into

new year

past has passed

thankful

let regret go

 

 

 

 

serenity

(link to Carpe Diem)

 

morning prayer time

empty mind of distraction

study ancient Word

quiet my soul like weaned child

leaning on my Father’s chest

cold that purifies

 

bare tree silhouettes

world iced in dazzling white

winter’s elegance

 

“Elegance is the correct posture if the writing is to be perfect. It’s the same with life: when all superfluous things have been discarded, we discover simplicity and concentration. The simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be, even though, at first, it may seem uncomfortable.”         – Paulo Coelho

Quote taken from Chevre’s prompt on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

an invitation…for crying out loud!

A voice crying in the wilderness, make straight a highway for our God! 

What shall I cry?
Come all you faithful:
young and old
rich and poor,
black and white
Come, let us adore him
on this holy night.

Prophets cry:
Woe to sinners
everywhere; our
guilty hearts despair.
But do not fear, for
heaven’s hope draws near!

The virgin cries
with urgent pain,
birthing firstborn
on straw’s bloodstain;
Do not be afraid,
love’s sacrifice is paid!

Host of angels cry:
God’s good will
on earth to men!
Fear not, they say,
Prince of our peace
brings shalom today!

Shepherds cry:
choose good news!
Messiah’s here,
in swaddling bound.
Worship, unafraid,
spread joy around!

God’s star shines fierce
searchlight to pierce
through darkest times
O Holy night
advent of Light,
we celebrate this night divine!


I had the privilege of writing and reading this for our Christmas Eve candlelight worship. May God bless us, every one…Merry Christmas to all!

 

on a silent night

 

Here I use a haiku by Chevrefeuille to create a “troiku” which is a unique form invented by our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Like a Russian troika, the original haiku is the “sleigh” pulled by the 3 “horses”/haiku verses.


 

silent night

snow falls softly on the graveyard

the Savior is born

©Chevrefeuille

 

on a silent night

cold moon casts wolf’s grey shadow

abrupt bunny tracks

_____

snow falls softly on

the graveyard where family

lays fir bough wreath

_____

the Savior is born!

child in manger embodies

resurrection hope

© lynn__

 

white Christmas (lite)

 

blanc fluff dusts tips of

evergreen branches; softens

brittle spikes of frozen grass

in(flat)able

 

deflated santa

his vinyl suit lay on lawn

life support unplugged

gingerbread boy wins!

 

holiday party

teens build gingerbread houses

edible artwork

sample leftover sweets from

architects’ competition

 

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a wreath wraps around us

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evergreen circle

 as God’s everlasting love

tied with blood red bow

 

 

 

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.”  

(God’s words in Jer. 31:3)

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