faith to believe

 

step forward off edge

risk falling in too deep and

…walking on water

polder struggle

 

dutch engineering:

keep head above water and

hold finger in dike

 

Head Above The Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Dutch people are masters in water-engineering as much of their country lies below sea level.  Henk Hofstra created the sculpture (above), “Head Above The Water”, on display at Lely.  The statue on top is of Cornelis Lely (1854-1929) who created the plans for the “Delta Works” project of reclaiming “polder” land from the sea. 

(source: Carpe Diem Haiku Kai)

 

headlight fright

 

arrive after dark

campground on old gravel pit

sign warns:  DEEP WATER

 

 

Linking to Ramblings of a Writer and haiku challenge: deep & water

to eden’s rest

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seasons flow

 

warm weather thaw

spring is winter’s changeling child

ice water gurgling

 

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “yukidoke” (thaw) theme.

Winter Breath – Adrian von Ziegler

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s December theme, Let the Music Inspire You.

 

imprisoned in glass

water still trickles beneath

brittle icicles

scrub, dub, tubby time

An “American sentence” is simplicity in seventeen syllables  😉

 

Grandsons playing outside on farm all day make us grateful for water!

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(photo credit: pennye-vanny)

spring runoff

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photo by lynn           New Mexico         2016

what’s in a name?

-linked with Marina’s pesky questions prompt at d’Verse

 

if asked introspective questions

who are you? whom do you love?

i naturally respond with my name:

 

“lynn” (English) means “refreshing stream, waterfall”

 

i am like water in its various forms: vapor, liquid, solid–

 cumulus cloud reflecting heaven’s

brightness or darkly brooding until

rain falls in myriad of droplets collecting

into rivulets of cascading laughter to flow

into clear mountain lake, mirror calm, until

stirred to frothy whitecaps by life’s winds

as solid iceberg exposes only tip,  in time

glacial ice will melt to join eternal sea

 

who i was, am, will be… changing and yet in essence, still me

 

let me live up to my name, to be poured out and refresh others

yet i am so thirsty, needing refreshment myself…

 

perhaps best answer is NOT who i love but Who loves me?

i will joyfully sing, “all my fountains are in you!”

 

 

thirst no more

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water washing clean- a sign

overflowing cup is mine

miracle of his design

grafted fruit of father’s vine

spirit-pressed agape wine

 

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Artwork entitled “Aquarian Patterns” by Cheryl Kellar

http://cherylkellar.com/about