love divine

 

dear Jesus, son of Father God above
Spirit confirms you are my one true love

for you created me in mother’s womb
you chose me from the start as own true love

Father, you closely listen to my prayers
the details of my life blessed by true love

my Savior, you gave up your life for mine
high ransom paid, you claim me as true love

you have forgiven my unfaithfulness
and will remain forever my true love

sweet Spirit gently speak to wayward heart
to reassure Lynn you’re her best true love!

 

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This is my attempt at writing a ghazal. A ghazal is usually about love, either romantic or divine. It is written in couplets with a repeating refrain. In English, the meter is natural, like iambic pentameter. The final line includes the author’s name. Gay Reiser Cannon shares samples of the ghazal form at dVerse Poets pub…

stereo-typical-saturday

 

kids up too early

cranked TV up

LOUD

running up & down

the stairs with nerf

guns

whooping-it-up

you decide it’s time to

MOM UP

and whip-up breakfast

before natives turn

entire

house upside-down;

sssshhhh, don’t wake

~ UP ~

your father now!

 

 


44-word quadrille for dVerse Poets where De chose the word (you guessed it):  UP!

kiss the bride

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth– for your love is more delightful than wine.” –Song of Songs 1:2

heart-outline-clip-art-heart

 

 

 


A quadrille (44 words) for dVerse poets

man overboard, oyogi!

Oyogi, Japanese for “swimming”, prompt featured at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

father joined navy

Unknown
Anchors Away!

tells stories of sailors who

learned to swim at sea…

necessary life skill while

aboard aircraft carrier

down the drain

logo-napowrimo

 

young boy abandoned by drunk father

grows up too fast tough in da’hood

cannot refuse “the brothers”

mother feels desperate

now he’s serving life

– s o l i t a r y –

confinement

silent

cell

 

 


“Nonet” of 9 lines, each with descending syllable count, formed unique shape…

concerning…

 

another absent father

whether unwed, divorced,

or imprisoned.

 

family needs stability, child lacks security

 

boy without manly model,

abandoned heart.

educational system poor fit,

disillusioned mind.

socialization by bullies,

tormented soul.

 

when slow burning anger eventually flares into violent rage,

 

why are we surprised?

 

 


An open letter in quadrille form, linking to d’Verse Poets.

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

celebrate the child!

 

see life with fresh JOY

grassHOPper / butterFLY as

CHiLD of the Father

 

hidden in shadow

Dedicated to the family of Henry Wynia, who passed away 8-27-16.

 

Beloved,

bereaved by

an accidental fall

into valley of death’s shadow

dark night of grief

He bottles our tears

father’s life in our Father’s hands

He battles our fears

soul rests in relief

under his strong wings’ shelter

a providential call

comforted by

Beloved.

 


A quadrille/mirror poem linked to dVerse Poets.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

A faith-full fatherIMG_8893 - Version 2

protects,

provides,

corrects,

encourages,

prays,

works,

plays,

stays,

and

points to

our Father in heaven.


Dedicated to my Dad who has done all of the above…and more 🙂

gone fishing

 

by cold mountain lake

among whispering pines

father helps bait hook

 


Inspired by Ubugu’s haiku featured at CDHK