attitude of gratitude

Weekend writing challenge on “gratitude” with Sammi Cox   

For undulations of the hills
for desert, daisies, daffodils
for love’s sweet longing family fills
God give us grateful hearts.

For grass to grow, mow everywhere
for pizza, pickles, peach and pear
for every breath we breathe of air
God give us grateful hearts.

For hiking, biking mountain steep
for swimming, surfing oceans deep
for every day our lives you keep
God give us grateful hearts.

For puppies, kittens, goldfish, frogs
for horses, cows, and baconed hogs
for reading books and writing blogs
God give us grateful hearts.

 

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i still do…do you?

 

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perpetuum mobile

A haiku on “perpetual motion” for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai reprise…

 

ocean breaks in waves

seagull sentinels keep watch

foam washes up crab

 

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grieve a breeze

“Time Travel: Ancient Japanese Poetry” with Chèvre at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

Even a breeze may fail me

When I desire it.

Little I should grieve,

If only, sure of its coming,

I could await even a breeze.

waka by Princess Kagami (7th century)

 

extreme summer

wrung out from humidity

even breeze feels hot

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nature’s adoration

Tan renga is a haiku poem by one poet answered with 2 lines by another…see CDHK

 

in the light of dawn
sunflowers reach to the blue sky
praising their Creator

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upturned faces in worship
joyfully follow the light

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present-ing…

(Poem inspired by article at The High Calling & poetics “gift” prompt at dVerse.)

 

work is life gift

created to create

something productive

with whatever we have

stretch and hone abilities

promote one’s self-respect

provide for own desires

satisfy another’s need

give something back

to world we live in

joyfully serve six

actively rest one

weekly rhythm

work is life

…a gift!

 

“great expectations”

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dust to dust

Link to Sammi Cox’s weekend prompt on “destiny”.


no survivors here

man wrestles with destiny

life’s dash etched in stone

listen in cemetery

silence of eternity

“But still, like dust, I’ll rise” – Maya Angelou

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why look back?

Tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer: growth & wisdom

 

graduation day

parents startle at child’s growth

earn moment of pride

launch dream of hope-full future

prayer for wings of wisdom

 

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sound of rain

pitter – pat – patter

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on sidewalk

spitter – spat – spatter

on windowpane

beads drip

from

clothesline

baubles drop

from

leafed vine

gutters gurgle

cheerily

rivulets burble

merrily

umbrella unfolds

earthworm unholes

birdsong stills as

rain gauge fills

lightning tumbles

thunder rumbles

cloudburst pours

find shelter indoors!


Quadrille prompt on “sound” ideas with Victoria at dVerse

hEar da boyz R bak!

 

clear SUNday mornin’ [early 1950’s] 2

US navy uniformed young pilots ~swag~

fighter jets flyin’ hi, leavin’ con-trails…on

official run: san diego(go) to chicago—GO!

 

idea 4fun stunt [see lightbulb flash]

RE-duce altitude& RE-connoiter over

rural mid-west in search of 1buddy’s

tiny hometown on farmz checkerboard

 

[needle in haystack] eye spy white chURch

(as)pire to steeeple – jets dive hard ‘n fast

breakin’ sound barrier/zooom…sonicBOOM x2

loud cock(y)pit laughter, silent sanctuary after

 

week later, pilot ONleave re-turns home-y

BIG talk in small town about 2 (too) low planes

overhead [IN yer head] soundin’ off, poundin’ off

shattering of air stopping preacher’s pray-er

 

(dad still grins when tellin’ his sins!)

 


lion’s tooth in sun’s face

A tan renga written for challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


 

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on the sandy beach
spring opens its eyes                           © Ogiwara Seisensui
 

warm salty sea breezes blow
…dandelion sneezes seeds                     lynn__

 

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