psalm for earth day

Psalm 104 is a poem that celebrates creation! I write a humble triolet for earth day. Okay, I’m a day late but to a farmer every day is earth day, right?!

 

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers
let creatures thrive, let life give birth

bless the Lord who forms the earth
air, water, soils of priceless worth
we’re selfish wasteful mess makers

bless the Lord who forms the earth
he calls us to be caretakers

 

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free image – liturgy website

down the drain

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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…

fruity freefall

De at dVerse challenges us to write a quadrille (44 words) with a little “zip” in it!


 

hey, bae, it’s okay

take poetic time-out

creative juice surf’s up

let your imagination

go zip-lining!

paintbrush crush

colour your wourld

kiwi lime and cyanberry

don’t refrain

your right(eous) brain

from livin’ life out loud

make magnetic magic

taste tangy tangerine

whee feelin’ gigglee!

 

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mortal immortality

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.   -Genesis 2:7  (KJV)

 

the soul

is a spark

is a flicker

is a flame

 

lit by holy fire

fanned by living breath

 

exhaled into existence

encoded in DNA

embodied in flesh

enveloped in love

 

to live

to learn

to laugh

to lament

 

until death separates.

 

never extinguished

ever released

 

to an eternity of life’s choice:

with or without the Keeper of souls.

 

 


Inspired, in part, by the scribblings of the beautiful souls who are dVerse Poets.

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photo by lynn

 

stop…look…and listen

to your now amazing life

pay attention…please!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atypical haiku inspired by book, The Remarkable Ordinary by Frederick Buechner.

 

the source

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I John 4:19

 

Jesus IS…the first,

best,

greatest,

true love of my life.

 

God IS…the author

of all real love.

He pursues his own with a

relentless,

unconditional,

irresistible gracious love.

 

In fact,

“God is crazy about YOU…and there’s nothing you can do about it!”

(to quote an anonymous coffee cup)

 

happy valentines day 

 

 

 

 

ethical questions

 

 

how long believe
blind rhetoric?

why hire doctors
to do harm?

instrumental rape
violates mother with child

what kind of ghastly
choice is offered?

by salt poisoning, chemicals,
or crunch of infant skull

when will men honor
mothers’ calling?

where have hope’s
children gone?

 

 



Linking with dVerse Poets quadrille prompt…sorry this topic is neither pleasant nor Christmasy. Yet our brokenness and sin is why Christ came…as an infant to a poor, young woman in seemingly scandalous circumstances. Would we have aborted Jesus?

celebrate the child!

 

see life with fresh JOY

grassHOPper / butterFLY as

CHiLD of the Father

 

quick & quirky questions

 

Here’s a fun list (with my answers in bold).  I found these questions at: Like answering Questions? by kiwinana

 

1. Favorite animal? cow…now

2. Wine or beer? whine!

3. Socks on/off while sleeping? depends on if my feet feel cold 🙂

4. One piece or two piece bathing suit?  one piece

5. Cooking at home or eating out?  please take me out!

6. Pepsi or Coke?  no thanks (too much diet Coke in my past)

7. Regular or electric toothbrush?  LOVE my electric

8. Candy or chocolate?  chocolate, of course!


9. Coffee or tea?  herbal teas; chai is favorite

10. Music or talk radio?  music


11. Chick flick, action movie or documentary? chick flick romance

12. Regular or mechanical pencil? regular
 (mechanical drive me crazy)

13. Swimming or laying out?  both, alternately

14. Dog or cat?  Dog

15. What do you drive? SUV, van or sedan?  SUV

16. Early bird catches the worm or night owl?  reforming night owl

17. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be?bananas

18. While sleeping: Phone by your side or in another room?  phone in other room


19. Singing in the shower, yes or no?  not me

20. Oreo cookies: Eat whole? Take apart and/or dunk?  whole (package)

 

Wanna play?  Copy & paste on blog, insert your own answers and link to me!

 

fulfillment

This senryu written in “free” form and linked to CDHK  “no rules” prompt…ironic, because kids need some rules to flourish.

 

years dedicated to

the nurture of children

full life enriched

silent sabbath

 

laid down life for friends

blood congealed, stiff body wrapped

stone seals death in tomb

soldiers wipe spear and spikes clean

women grieve over spices

 

never born here

A poem for mothers who’ve miscarried and in memory of our first grandchild.

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