mustangs of monterrey

 

wild horses gallop

through her mind’s long ago rooms

spirit whinnies free

wonders why they corralled her

in nursing home’s confined stall

 

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Linking to Toads’ Garden, inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of “long ago rooms”

there is a God and you are not him

Linking this tanka with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today…

 

considering beliefs of

muslim, jew, christian,

on something we can agree:

we believe only one God,

maker of heaven and earth.

 

 

crossroads

Connecting with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai prompt on the silk road…

 

silk road caravans

spread three major religions

passing through desert

risk trade of valued treasure

thirsty souls seek higher goal

 

 

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source: Essay Shark

rooted faith

 

tiny mustard seed

birds find shade in its branches

surprising kingdom

grows into life-spreading tree

from minuscule beginnings

 

 

 

Luke 13:18 & 19

simple graces

 

japanese matcha

boil and brew on hibachi

tea ceremony

pour into bowls, bow to friends

traditional chanoyu

 

tea kettle

photo & prompt – CDHK

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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peace in the pacific

 

protestant graveyard

japanese on hawaii

tombstone kanji marks

those who died before the war

given christian burial

 

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photo taken at cemetery of Koolau Huiia Protestant Church, Kauai, HI

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

gingerbread boy wins!

 

holiday party

teens build gingerbread houses

edible artwork

sample leftover sweets from

architects’ competition

 

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frozen razzle dazzle

 

sun dogs howl in cold

temps drop after arctic blast

winter’s shining face

she wears best diamond earrings

snowdrifts sparkle with brilliance

 

 

I couldn’t resist Kiwinana’s tanka prompt, using “winter” and “shining”!

 

 

off-beat circadian rhythm

 

waking teenage boy

in morning proves real challenge

he’s wired to sleep sound

after three alarms buzz on

you will find him still snoozing

 

“What time did you go to bed?”  is my first question 🙂  Join Elsie’s weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer.

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