come home to harbor

Lillian is serving up quadrilles at the dVerse poets pub tonight!

 

may home be calm harbor

where load is lighter, not harder

welcome all with warmest ardor

share from heart’s generous larder

offer love a safe haven to anchor

retreat from world’s loud rancor

into shelter of peaceful arbor

make our home a restful harbor

 

 

time winds down

Challenge at CDHK to “distill” the following poem by Tagore:

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord [LORD].
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers.
Thou knowest how to wait.

Thy centuries follow each other perfecting a small wild flower.

We have no time to lose,
and having no time we must scramble for a chance.
We are too poor to be late.

And thus it is that time goes by
while I give it to every querulous man who claims it,
and thine altar is empty of all offerings to the last.

At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate be shut;
but I find that yet there is time.

© Rabindranath Tagore, Endless Time

endless time

“Endless Time” 

 

My “distillation” in tanka form:

trace curved flow of hours

marked by celestial bodies

— our minutes’ limits —

seek face of eternal LORD

above / beyond track of time

© lynn__

 

 

 

testing…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching grand daughters and trying out NEW editor app on phone.   Thanks, WordPress 🤓  …does anyone have a “grandma” app?!

egg timer memory

 

long distance phone calls
when parents set
three minute
timer
talk


talk
timer
three minute
when parents set
long distance phone calls

 

 

Ramblings of a Writer with “egg timer” poetry form: unrhymed decastitch with syllabic pattern 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3-4-5, last 5 lines mirror first 5 lines.

hope will arise

September is Suicide Prevention month…linking with Ramblings of a Writer for “emotions & healing” prompt.

 

We never know the black hole into which another soul has fallen…

 

darkest emotions
troubles press into death wish
Stop! glimpse healing light

 

 

In U.S. call:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

fishing for stars

“Tan renga” chained together for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where Delores wrote a beautiful haiku and I was reminded of poem by Eugene Fields.


 

clouds and waves
carry my dreams away
tugging my anchor

© Dolores

drift along in private boat
of winkin’ blinkin’ and nod

© lynn__

small enough to drown

 

harvest gathered in

crystal sky glitters invite

river of heaven

 

 

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image – pixabay

Linking to Frank J. Tassone site, where “haiku poetry matters.”

senior living

This is my delight,
thus to wait and watch at the wayside
where shadow chases light
and the rain comes in the wake of the summer.

Messengers, with tidings from unknown skies,
greet me and speed along the road.
My heart is glad within,
and the breath of the passing breeze is sweet.

From dawn till dusk I sit here before my door,
and I know that of a sudden
the happy moment will arrive when I shall see.

In the meanwhile I smile and I sing all alone.
In the meanwhile the air is filling with the perfume of promise.

©️ Rabindranath Tagore

Challenge: Try to create a haiku  from this poem by Tagore and than create a Troiku with your “distilled” haiku. Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. My attempt follows…

 

i sit by my door
watching shadows chase the light
from dawn to dusk

i sit by my door
see the people passing by
everyone hurries

watch shadows chase light
sun dapples quivering leaves
of old poplar trees

from dawn to dusk
quiet hours marked by clock chimes
awake between naps

 

©️ lynn__

breakfast in Mozambique

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People wake…hungry
Rumbling tummies of children
Ovens to bake bread
V
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Domestic chickens…
Eggs whipped for morning omelet
Side of potatoes

 

 


In this acrostic senryu, notice vertical word, PROVIDES, and connecting word, OVID (egg).   http://www.centerfreshgroup.com/responsibility/international-partners/

parents as first teachers

 

Kids deserve the freedom toimages

Learn from real life’s teachable

Moments which are often caught

Not taught in typical schools but 

Observed in (extra)ordinary daily

Pursuits at home with their parents.

 


I remember one of my sons sincerely reciting:  “A,B,C,D,E,F,G…H,I,J,K, Elmo pee” !  Linking this sestet to dVerse  where Lillian holds class 🙂

fragile beauty

Tan renga “chained together” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

between dusty cars

an orange butterfly flits

the traffic rumbles                   – Kim Russell

 

 

truck hauls grain down gravel road

cloud of dust covers milkweed

      – lynn

 

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photo by lynn

to restore a nation

Tan renga is written by two poets, haiku and response; see Carpe Diem Haiku Kai 


 

haze from cannon fire

confederate and union

bury dead in field           © lynn__

 

pear tree in full bloom on a battlefield

collapsed house becomes beautiful again

© Shiki (quote re-worked by Chèvrefeuille)

 

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image – pixabay

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