Saturday, November 13, 2010

Autumn Haiku

late rose blossoms
crimson against the pale sky
petals tipped with frost

cool winds whisper change
trees shed their summer garments
gaily children rake

trees in autumn splendor
spread their cloaks upon the ground
bowing to the wind

cool air stinging ears
loud snores reverberating
crickets incessant

Friday, October 1, 2010


Doing another Beth Moore Bible study and thinking back to a troubled time. Rummaged though my old poems to find this. (Actually could have, but am organized with Microsoft access index of my poetry) This was not about the poem, but the help.


In the late evening I prayed;
Tears streaming down my face.
How can I endure?
Of what value am I?
Tell me what your will is Lord.
Why won't you answer me?
Immersed in my doubts and fear
Wondering how to endure.
Suddenly my child appears,
Quietly taps my arm.
I brush away my tears.
Gathering strength from some unknown reserve
I carry my child back to bed.
He asks about God and we talk
Of all the good things he has given us.
As I return to my room
A sense of calm ensues,
I realize God is my resource.
My energy and control gifts from Him.
He was listening after all.


Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Few of My Haiku

frozen stream released
from winter's lingering spell
gushes mightily

dragonflies take wing
over algae covered pond
dancing among cattails

trees encased in ice
shining silver in sunlight
reflecting rainbows

in the garbage can
among yesterday's blossoms
one green flower bud

new moon rising
silver tipped mist lingers
petals and tears fall