his promise

image from vekteezy, meme by lynn

morning hymn

every evening i rest in you
grant sleep to those you love
every morning i’m still with you
awakened by Spirit above

rejoice with the sun, the dawn is breaking
come greet the new day the Lord is making

every day is a gift from you
give me a song to sing
every moment is breath from you
give purpose to everything

rejoice with the birds, the day is breaking
come see the new day the Lord is making

every blessing comes from you
good gifts from God above
every morning given by you
our generous Father of love

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An “aubade” linked to dVerse Poets

hope shines in darkness

teardrops fall
in the middle of the night
no more hope?

turn on light to read good word
spirit buoyed on waves of love


A tan renga in response to Chevrefeuille’s haiku at CDHK post “on waves of love”.

state of the world (2)

do not be afraid

we cannot see whole picture

love shall overcome

we must look beyond ourselves

Jesus Christ offers us HOPE!

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love’s sacrifice

 

LOVE is a strange beautiful mix of suffering and satisfaction.

take up your cross and follow

tuna cat

Tuna, baby
you’re the one
you make playtime
so much fun
Tuna, baby
i’m meow-fully
fond of you.

my son & daughter-in-love’s cat, Tuna

You’re a love ball
made of fur
and we love to
hear you purr
Tuna, baby
we’re meow-fully
fond of you.

(Sung to the tune of “Rubber Ducky” by Bert on Sesame Street)

melanin myopia

We must remember we are all members of one race…the human race!

love is kind

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai in the month of love…

 

be my valentine

red roses, dark chocolates

bake a heart-shaped cake

mama and i shared birthday

brief time to celebrate love

 

❤  ❤   ❤

 

If someone gives you their heart, you can’t give it back without breaking it.

 

❤   ❤   ❤

 

heart broken open…

perhaps that lets the love out

to spill on others?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

broken chords

she stares at him
elbows akimbo and
painfully pointed, as
white alabaster shall
shatter to tiny tinkling
shards of heartsong

he doesn’t notice,
yet if never, how it
feels to desire, aching
for words; arms bent
to work longer, those
urgent cows in kilts

piano sails fast clipper
lingers on guitar strum
dishwasher humming
wet wipers swish back
and forth; passengers
on dismal carousel ride

 


A free verse surrealistic poem for dVerse Poetics.

opening to lovelight

 

floating on black pond

mysterious lotus heart

~ deeper reflections ~

 

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image: unsplash

tearful nights

Linking to dVerse poetics where Amaya asks us to “cry me a river” with music.


 

why do i love you still

so deeply it hurts?

cry of man’s solo voice

breaks lonely hearts

sigh of flute’s minor-keyed

lament clearly haunts

try to release emotion in

sealed letters unsent

nigh insane from promised

satin nights unspent

fly to LOVE himself, the

primal truth unbent.

 

For me, this old song is crying put to music. To love is to be vulnerable and to risk not being reciprocated…but we love anyway and love is real; powerful, often painful.

The Moody Blues first recorded this song in 1967 and here they reunited to sing it again years later.

In my youthful innocence, I first thought the words were “knights in white satin” 🙂  I play flute so I’m drawn to the instrument’s mellow sound.

For believers, love songs can also reflect God’s amazing love for us!

feliz navidad

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

(and linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s countdown)

 

 

birth of baby boy

God’s love in every language

lies crying on straw

 

 

Merry Christmas!

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