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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photo by lynn

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

 

diwali festival of lights

paint lotus with sand

taste sweet treats, ooh-aahh fireworks

darkness held at bay

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India’s bright tradition

begging real Light of the world

ID 59700129 © Nah Ting Feng | Dreamstime.com Traditional clay diya lamps lit during diwali celebration

ID 59700129 © Nah Ting Feng | Dreamstime.com
Traditional clay diya lamp lit during Diwali 

sonshine

early morning light
chases away the darkness
rising with power

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Linking with CDHK’s time glass challenge “SUNSHINE” on Easter!

epiphany 2015

David

plays the vigil

on piano as i read

passages

from old testament;

quilted stars

shine

across table runner

below window.

sangria

scented candle

flickers,

light of the world

illuminates

simple wooden

creche;

its characters,

sewn of soft felt,

arranged by

young child’s hands

to encircle and gaze

at a holy babe,

God

wrapped in

helpless humanity.

white lights,

silver and gold spheres

on Christmas tree

sparkle

in bow window.

glittering star

on treetop

points to sunrise

enlightening;

warm pinks

on cool

blues

of earth’s pale

winter

sky.

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stained glass

 

church is his Body

diversely stained cut pieces

peace through unity

 

grace gifts from Spirit

blooming flowers of the field

beauty incarnate

 

love sets hearts aflame

bathes whole world in true light

Alpha…Omega

 

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Photo inspiration from Chèvre at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

candle’s light

imagesEvery

human soul
holds a fire
lit by the
master chandler
who forms us
of soft wax
and then
illuminates
our spirits
with his own

brilliant

          LIGHT.

 

Each

flame flickers
brightly, bravely
through the
long, dark
night as we
push away
fear’s shadows,
wick up hope,
burn with
holy joy,

melt to

LOVE.

 

(written for d’verse poets prompt and in celebration of advent)