hope grows green

 

 

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image and “hope” theme from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

 

 

 

hope will arise

September is Suicide Prevention month…linking with Ramblings of a Writer for “emotions & healing” prompt.

 

We never know the black hole into which another soul has fallen…

 

darkest emotions
troubles press into death wish
Stop! glimpse healing light

 

 

In U.S. call:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

shine light in darkness

Frank J. Tassone hosts haibuns at dVerse Poets on Hiroshima Day, 2018.

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Hiroshima Memorial Ceremony

Reading a thin volume, Hiroshima, in high school, I experienced the mushrooming disturbance to our world. Horror, regret, tragedy and fear seared my mind as images of devastation burned into my imagination. An unthinkable calculation dropped this surreal weapon of ghastly power on unsuspecting civilians. 

Visiting Pearl Harbor as an adult, I attempted to understand the whys of warfare. An over-reaching dictator and ultra-ambitious military attacked unsuspecting soldiers, provoking enmity. Havoc, death and destruction ensued, trailing a bloody wake across the “Pacific” (sadly ironic) theater. 

Until it finally ended with not one, but two, atomic bombs. Who fully realized the fallout of unleashing such force? Acts of war escalate exponentially, beyond all expectations of reasonable retaliation. Let ugly history be our strict teacher and awful memory be our future deterrence.

 

land of rising sun

lanterns floating on water

lit with hopes for peace

 

 

 

fantastical concert

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai today.

 

thunder snow, light show

aurora borealis

celestial drum set

 

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image:  free wallpaper download

 

See USA Today video of northern lights from the international space station.

 

faith’s holy flame

 

when faith fails,

humanity refuses the Light

rebel hearts and minds

enveloped by darkness

devolve to beasts.

 

seek stranger sex but

cannot commit to love;

civilization crumbles,

children are crushed.

 

when wind blows,

flickering flame will

be snuffed out…OR

burst into blazing torch!

 


Connecting with dVerse Poets for 6th Anniversary and “flicker” quadrille (44 word poem) prompt.

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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image from pixabay

stalked by Claude

Meeting the Bar at dVerse Poets with Bjorn looking at impressionistic art


 

layers of light

flecks of colour

giant’s velvet

birthday cupcake

or thatched hut

is sunlit stack of

bovine manna

dried muffin-top

will-o-wisps in wind

dense center holds

heat of long day

gleaned stubble field

rests in cool shade

robust wet dabs

of painter’s palette

reflects sweat of

villagers’ harvest

 

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haystack by Monet

Christmas reading

 
Light a candle on this Christmas Day

We watch with eyes wide open.

What does a shepherd know of Light?

Messiah behold

Let all nations be told

All:  The Christ child has given us LIGHT!
 

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lonely or only alone?

old house floorboards creak

an hour passes on the clock

switch off lamp’s dim light

 

awake in half-empty bed

another night he works late

evening glow

Joining dVerse Poetics prompt:  moon muse personified…

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photo by lynn

 

One beautiful summer’s eve, Moon hosted a gala dinner party on Earth’s patio but did not invite Sun (understandably, as he always seems to outshine her best efforts and makes a point of it).  The Stars, however, like to imitate Sun’s braggadocio and would have enjoyed bringing his ego down a notch.  Miss Moon animated the night, elegant (as always) in her pale dress with feathery cloud shawl caressing her white shoulders.  The Stars regaled their gracious host with tales of the Hunter and Great Bear.  They all joined in the ancient songs, illuminating the night sky.  A misty-eyed Moon finally bid farewell to the fading planets and slipped into bed just before the jilted Sun blazed hot on the horizon.

 

moon reflects sun’s face

heavenly bodies sing praise

shine created light

 

 

 

 

 

divine chiaroscuro

 

we mark a dark yet holy day

when Light himself was crucified

condemned by men, unjustly tried

 

son suffered, father turned away

wrapped up in gloom, laid in cold tomb

“now God is dead!” the demons say

 

to save from shadow’s curse, light died

we mark a dark yet Good Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

follow the light

 

light of the

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world shines

in baby’s eyes

 

happy flame of

solitary oil lamp

flickers from barn

 

starlight burns

unusual brightness

above sleeping village

 

angelic aether

outshines campfire

of blinded shepherds

 

holy spark

igniting faith fire

in heart’s cold hearth

 

For God, who said,”Let light shine out of darkness”, has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.                                                                   2 Corinthians 4:6

 

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