princeville, kauai

 

poseidon fountain

hawaiian north shore resort

home of salt sea king

namesake of young prince albert

heir to throne, dead at age four

 

 

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elemental valor

Linking to Haiku Horizons prompt: forge

 

as blizzard winds roar

think washington’s army in

valley forge winter

 

 

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March to Valley Forge by Wm.Trego, 1883.  mountvernon.org

this is not a drill

Writers often cause a chain reaction. This is a “response poem” linked to Jill’s prompt at dVerse Poetics. I’m writing a response to this senyru by Elsie at Ramblings of a Writer:

 

press the wrong button

at peace reading a manga

touch can tell a tale

 

who wrote in response to a prompt at Ronovan Writes, using words “press” and “touch”.  Check out the links to follow the trail. My poem in tanka form based on real experience while visiting Hawaii last week…thankfully a false alarm!

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press alert message

incoming missile threatens

touch panic button

count down minutes before end

value life with clarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.     -Isaiah 54:10

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

in(flat)able

 

deflated santa

his vinyl suit lay on lawn

life support unplugged

reaching new heights

 

 

mastery of self

discipline offers freedom

on winds of conquest

 

 

 

 

Inspiration from music featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

 

 

on our way home

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai  celebrates 5 years!  Revisiting theme: on our way home…


 

music in clinic

contemplate own funeral

face mortality

_______

reading old headstones

on walk through cemetery

how did eddy end?

_______

morning prayer time

Spirit’s breath fill us more

to live while we can

 

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photo by lynn

au naturale

 

all humans be born

naked, wet ‘n slippery;

(most die clothed & dry)

bare babies uber precious

do ya ever wonder why?

 


Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt on “nakedness”

 

autumn’s perfume

 

warm apple cider

we sip fall, wrapped in blanket

spice perfumes chill air

 

 

 

mexico city trembles

Elsie at Ramblings challenges us to write senryu with: earthquake & ruins


 

 

earth quakes beneath feet

apartment wall splits open

huddle in ruins

 

creating beauty

 

creating beauty

spiritual transformation

God is the potter

 

steady pressure on life’s wheel

reforms wet clay in love’s hands

 

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title and image from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)

fulfillment

This senryu written in “free” form and linked to CDHK  “no rules” prompt…ironic, because kids need some rules to flourish.

 

years dedicated to

the nurture of children

full life enriched

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