air-borne

 

life force strong but a

puff will scatter fragile seed

sleep…a breath from death

 

 

fragile

image & idea from Carpe Diem

rooted faith

 

tiny mustard seed

birds find shade in its branches

surprising kingdom

grows into life-spreading tree

from minuscule beginnings

 

 

 

Luke 13:18 & 19

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Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challeng by the Elusive Trope  🙂

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transpiration

As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.  Ps. 103:15, 16

 

Death does not discriminate but believes in equal opportunity for all.  Flowers and weeds, sinners and saints…each granted a brief cycle of seasons on the earth.  Life begins as a seed, planted in sanctuary of womb. Cells divide, cotyledon splits; embryo develops limbs, groping in darkness.  Birth breaks through to sunlight!  Youthful stem grows, green with life’s energy, curling out curious leaves.  Powered by nutrients through roots and pollinated by buzzing ideals, adolescence buds into flowering adulthood.  A productive life spreads, shades, bears nourishing fruit until the final harvest.  Life’s wisdom fades to delicate lace, leaving precious seed for the generation to follow.  How one lives determines how one dies.  May it be at peace, in the presence of the good and gracious Gardener.

 

life’s full breath expires

vein beauty in brevity

flower cut from field

 

veins

Link to dVerse Poets haibun prompt featuring photography of Susan Judd

time is a friend

 

time ripens good seed

farmer waits ever patient

harvest fruit will come

planting promises

Shanyns at http://dversepoets.com encouraged us to plant seeds!

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“Those who sow in tears will reap

with songs of joy.

He who goes out weeping,

carrying seeds to sow,

will return with songs of joy,

carrying sheaves with him.”

(Psalm 126:5 & 6)

 

I.

listening sows seeds of empathy

kindness sows seeds of unity

understanding sows seeds of peace

waiting sows seeds of patience

curiosity sows seeds of knowledge

prayer sows seeds of faith

sacrifice sows seeds of love

 

II.

farmer hauls last harvest’s hard work of golden kernels

past this year’s green fields of new crops standing on row;

 

educator wraps up difficult school year with fresh ideas

for creative learning adventures with students next term;

 

graduate reminisces glory of past achievement even

while looking ahead in pursuit of future opportunities;

 

young mother forgets pain of groaning labor when

snuggling softly whimpering newborn to her heart;

 

married couple celebrates milestone anniversary

thankful for gritty grace to commit for lifetime;

 

writer smiles at words wrestled into submission after

thoughts are extracted, expressed with fluent flourish.