silent sabbath

 

laid down life for friends

blood congealed, stiff body wrapped

stone seals death in tomb

soldiers wipe spear and spikes clean

women grieve over spices

 

winged departure

Our youngest son graduates from his homeschool studies in May.

 

robins weave their nest

blue-egged hatchlings cheep hunger

parents hunt for grubs

 

vital, patient flight lessons

fledglings leave safety of home

 
 

walking partners

turn off devices

put on comfortable shoes

meet ourselves outdoors

inspire real love of nature

learn the real nature of love

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Joining weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer

garden variety philosophy

Marie hosting haiga prompt on “philosophy” at The Syllabub Sea

 

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may basket

Tanka prompt challenge with Kiwinana        Week 35: Spring & Flowers

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“Alice in Wonderland” by British artist, Frederick Morgan (c.1904)

greens from spring garden

she carries in may basket

to feed young rabbits

warren on edge of forest

fresh meadow of blue flowers

beloved master

 

sweetest blood-red rose

comes weeping over city

bright tears, mourning star

dying bears love’s stigmata

risen in perfect beauty

 

onsen therapy

 

relax in hot springs

whole mind/body find relief

let go of worry

quiet pool deep in forest

steam smells faintly sulfurous

 
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image of hot springs, Japan ~ Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

hope is eternal

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quiet stones by pond

ornamental trees blossom

bird chirps inside bush

remember neighbor who’s gone

…resurrected to new life!

 


While on vacation (visiting a Japanese garden in Hermann Park, Houston), we learn of a neighbor, Loren Meyer’s, sudden passing…

a fragile beauty

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s spring retreat theme is ” fragile beauty”.


  

sky blue robin’s egg

delicate avian life

beginning of wings

flight aborted, premature

my eggshell heart softly cracks

 

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photo by lynn

meditation on psalm 5:3

 

“O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; 

in the morning I direct my prayer to you and watch.”

 

Lord, in the morning

under shadow of pines

you will hear my voice

sunlight filters through forest

in distant sky, eagle soars

 

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Country Pines, Marshall TX

built on a rock

 

Jesus asks question:

who do you say that i am?

profession of faith

 

spirit descends from sky

father love declares favor

 

 

santiago-cross

Way to Santiago – January theme at CDHK 

feminism revisited

 

women who inspire

model nurturing spirit

sacrificial love

for sake of needier ones

thus contribute to own growth

 


See Ramblings of a Writer  for the Weekly Tanka Prompt:  “Inspire & Growth”.

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