Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

Extravagance

Garbage, Trash

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent

Of high tech commodity

Wanting and wasting are we

Our waste destroying the sea

And littering our enviroment

Wanting and wasting are we

Living in a plastic worldly tent

Triolet

This poem is based on an “up-ended” meaning of this phrase: “waste not, want not”

This is actually a proverb which means:

if you use a commodity or resource carefully and without extravagance, you will never be in need.

This was one of my mom’s favorite sayings. She lived the the Great Depression. We would all do well to learn to do this nowadays.

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 13

we challenge you to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended.of a familiar phrase get up-ended.

Posted in April 2018, Haibun, NaPoWriMo 2018

Heritage Place Theatre

Patio

View and listen to

Daily live performances

From the patio

Life at Heritage Place offers peaceful activity.

The large green yard filled with trees and blooming bushes is a perfect stage for local wildlife to gather and perform daily.

Every morning I open my blinds to reveal some new activity outside my window.

Perhaps the pesky squirrel sits poised, picture perfect, holding a peanut that the generous neighbor upstairs tossed down from her deck. She enjoys Mr Squirrel’s antics on stage and applauds him by throwing nuts instead of flowers. I would much prefer she fed the birds instead.

The Matinee yesterday featured a rather large raven splashing in the Birdbath, happily washing away winter’s dust. As I drew near to capture a picture of him sitting there, feathers shining blue in the sun, he chose to fly away before the camera could focus.

My camera and I often have many such “Camera Shy” encounters with the backyard birds, especially the Collared Dove Family. They are a skittish sort. Oh, that they were they more willing to sit and pose as Mr Squirrel does.

Towards evening the stage fills with a symphony of birdsong in the trees. A chorus of Sparrows, Robins, Chickadees,Towhees, Jays, Ravens, and Crows entertain with the Dove headlining.

As the sun lowers to meet the earth, the blinds close once again on nature’s stage just a few footsteps away from my door and I give thanks to my Creator for another day of life.

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 12

Today, we’d like to challenge you specifically to write a haibun that takes in the natural landscape of the place you live. It may be the high sierra, dusty plains, lush rainforest, or a suburbia of tiny, identical houses – but wherever you live, here’s your chance to bring it to life through the charming mix-and-match methodology of haibun

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

My Future

park pathway
The Lord has future plans for me that are good.
I trust in Him, for I know He will act.
He has plans that are exact.

He will give me an abundant life.
I do not have to worry,
or be in a hurry.

He will provide for me,
As He provides for the birds of the air.
I can depend on His care.

Therefore, I will delight myself in Him,
and trust in Him, for He does guarantee
the desires of my heart He’ll give to me.

As I trust Him and acknowledge Him,
He will direct my paths and make them straight,
And they’ll lead me right to Heaven’s gate.

My eye, nor ear, nor heart, cannot even imagine
what He has prepared for me,
Here on earth and in the Heavenly.

I have faith that He will reward me as I seek Him,
and love Him with all my heart, mind and soul.
That is my future, that is my goal.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6)

Rhyme

(Based on Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 37:5, John 10:10, Matthew 6:26,27,
Psalm 37:3-5, Proverbs 3:5-6, 2Corinthians 2:9, Hebrews 11:6,)

#NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 11
write a poem that addresses the future, answering the questions “What does your future provide? What is your future state of mind? If you are a citizen of the “union” that is your body, what is your future “state of the union” address?

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Rhyme

Simultaneity

Many different hats

Can you take me to town before 3

I really need to talk to PCC

I’m off work at 1 and need a ride you see

Please, don’t forget about me

Have you made those phone calls yet

Sponsors for the Show I need to get

Hope your schedule’s not too tight

We need our new art posted to the site

Have you written that book review

Remember, in just a few days it’s due

Discussion post Thursday deadline

Read lecture and write, no time to whine

Internet shut down, call put on hold

Need a new password I am told

Housework and sleep will just have to wait

So many hats to wear, can’t be late

Time is running, and I am too

Some days there’s just too much to do!

Rhyme

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 10

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of simultaneity – in which multiple things are happing at once.