respect fragile things

Red Poppy

red poppy by Robert Draves (@draves.robert)

 

leaves home for war
fresh budding youth with
proud ideal to serve country

 

mother cherishes each
scripted word of letters home,
hopeful heart brightens like flower

 

bomb blooms open, cries
for her as red blood darkens soil…
his flag-draped casket returns home

 

 

 


 Imaginary Garden with Real Toads‘  weekend mini-challenge with Magaly…

Promise – Thomas Bergersen

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

raven flower blooms

beauty attracts flutter-byes

celebrate sweet youth

pledge virginity to one

who will promise a lifetime

transpiration

As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.  Ps. 103:15, 16

 

Death does not discriminate but believes in equal opportunity for all.  Flowers and weeds, sinners and saints…each granted a brief cycle of seasons on the earth.  Life begins as a seed, planted in sanctuary of womb. Cells divide, cotyledon splits; embryo develops limbs, groping in darkness.  Birth breaks through to sunlight!  Youthful stem grows, green with life’s energy, curling out curious leaves.  Powered by nutrients through roots and pollinated by buzzing ideals, adolescence buds into flowering adulthood.  A productive life spreads, shades, bears nourishing fruit until the final harvest.  Life’s wisdom fades to delicate lace, leaving precious seed for the generation to follow.  How one lives determines how one dies.  May it be at peace, in the presence of the good and gracious Gardener.

 

life’s full breath expires

vein beauty in brevity

flower cut from field

 

veins

Link to dVerse Poets haibun prompt featuring photography of Susan Judd

sakura haiga blooms

cherry blossom time

bud dreams blush to full flower

love scent on the air                                     

-link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai
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photo by lynn