come home to harbor

Lillian is serving up quadrilles at the dVerse poets pub tonight!

 

may home be calm harbor

where load is lighter, not harder

welcome all with warmest ardor

share from heart’s generous larder

offer love a safe haven to anchor

retreat from world’s loud rancor

into shelter of peaceful arbor

make our home a restful harbor

 

 

obsessed with beams

Ramblings of a Writer tanka challenge: Home & Landscape

 

 

son draws in layers

architectural study

home design project

foundational beginning

building to blend in landscape

 

 

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photo by lynn

crowds follow

logo-napowrimoLillian “gathers” poets to write quadrilles at dVerse this week…

 

Gather
for instruction
in synagogue
teacher sits down,
unrolls scripture scroll
“I have come”

Gather
for confrontation
in street
demon-possessed boy
falls, foams, rolls on ground
“Evil be gone.”

Gather
for healing
in home
lame man stands, rolls up mat
“You’re made whole.”

 

 

way of Christ’s triumphal entry (beggar)

photo by lynn

a poet in his pocket

someday
i’ll meet
God
on a
mountain
or beach
maybe at a
coffee shop and
we’ll instantly
recognize each other
with neck hugs
and back pats
then, awed
i will bow
low and
God will
smile grace,
reach down,
pick me up
and put me in
his shirt pocket
near his heart
to carry
me
home.

leave it all behind

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hiking boots and stick

take bold step, do not look back

leave it all behind

*  *  *

all want happy life!

but not every road leads home

pilgrims will seek truth

consider Jesus, the Way

relation, not religion

 


January meme at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the “Road to Santiago”.

light snuffed out

A poem of lament, in shape of candlestick, dedicated to family of Lukas Monsma

young voice sings to guitar
sweet, yet haunting
oh, my son, I can
hear your song
on the wind

memories
don’t leave us
alone in the dark
nearly pull us apart
by plucked heart strings
strumming addicted to grief
cold, thin, mountain air
stealing our breath
mingles yours
high in sky

i’m sorry for
what was unsaid
life hangs by a thread
as we still wait for you to
turn around and come home

 

 

…and sharing music by David Nevue, “Under a Cloud” and “The Long Regret”

we pass thru vale (veil) of tears

 

we’re all refugees

orphans searching for hearts’ home

when peace cries last tears

 

photo by lynn

photo by lynn


 


Thanks to Mira for nominating me for the 3 Quotes, 3 Days challenge!

 To Wear a Rainbow

(Hey, I nominate all of my readers…check it out!)

abandoned property

3d_landscape cottage

 

this old house ain’t home

fly away to paradise

doorway to real life

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Link to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.

tan renga

Linking to:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge

sunset photo by Oliana

sunset photo by Oliana

 

power-driven fowl

in rays of a setting sun

flies home

                                                                 – © Oliana

 

return flight to nesting ground

jet-bird song follows contrail.

                                                                  – lynn