Posted in Cinquain

With a Happy Heart

Picture of a daisy, quote “I will go pick daisies and have a happy heart” by Kimber Annie Engstrom

I am

Picking daisies

And chasing butterflies

Doing little things that keep my ol’ heart

Happy

Cinquain

Posted in Senryu

Daisy Day

Group of white daises blooming in the sunshine

Sitting there alone

I spy a group of cheery faces

Peeking up at me

Senryu

Just can’t be sad when there’s a bunch of cheerful daisies surrounding you. 😊

Posted in Haibun, Haiga, Haiku, June 2016, Scripture

Determination


Daisies by the rock

Standing tall and blossoming

Growing in a hard place

Haiku
I think we’ve all heard the saying ” between a rock and a hard place” which is an expression often used when we might be in a difficult place in our lives. We might feel helpless, hopeless, hindered, and wondering if we are ever going to get out of the situation at hand and live well again. 

Well, I believe God showed me the answer this morning as my eyes fell upon this big rock on hard ground with two daisies growing right next to it. The daisies are standing tall and blooming beautifully even though they are in hard ground and not really in a place that is most ideal for growth. I doubt anyone purposely planted them there, I imagine it was a happenstance that their seed fell upon that ground, yet with determination and the divine providence of sunshine and rain they grew, and I am imagining that the rock’s presence may have been a beneficial barrier that might have given them some protection from strong winds and rain that could have otherwise beat them down to the ground. 

Since I am going thru a hard time in my life right now I feel God showed me this very good lesson. I think all of us can take this to heart and when the winds of adversity blow and we are tossed to and fro, let’s determine to dig in, stand firm, grow, and bloom near the Rock who is our salvation and strength. 

Adversity winds

blow, tossing lives to and fro 

Stay rooted in faith
Stay rooted in faith

Bloom and grow in the hardest places 

Clinging to the Rock

Haiku

Haibun

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,

    my shield and the horn of my salvation.

He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—

      from violent people you save me. 

2 Samuel 22:2-3 NKJV