Posted in Haiku

Missing Summer

Umbrella in the rain watercolor by Leona J. Atkinson

News dampens spirits,

Is the weather mimicking?

Summer has vanished

Haiku

It’s July 2nd and in my area of the Pacific Northwest we are experiencing what I feel is a late start to good ol’ summertime.

The weather has been very changeable, quite like the daily news reports.

We’ve had a few warm days but not many and it seems more like Spring to me instead of Summer, as each day I awaken to gloomy cloudy skies, chilly temps and occasional rain sprinkling, this can put a damper on one’s spirit quite like the morning news reports often do lately.

Sigh. Oh where, oh where has my beloved Summer gone? Has she vanished with all our other normalcy?

I hope not. I hope she returns soon. I miss her sunny smile and gentle hugs of warmth.

How’s the weather where you reside? Are you experiencing the same, or does Summer alive and active in your area?

Posted in July 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

In Obedience

Clouds

Chasing thoughts

That swirl like clouds

High, lofty

Low, gloomy

Casting them down in Christ and

Captivating them

Shadorma

casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:5

Posted in March 2017, Ottava Rima

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day, sunshine, daffodils in bloom
Let not your melancoly heart hold to drear

The daffodils speak of Spring coming soon

Should your nostalgic mind be given to fear

Take a stroll through the Daffodils this mid-noon

No matter the gloomy forecasts you hear

Yellow Daffodils sing Springtime’s tune

So come, shed Winter’s heavy cloak of grey,

Take a walk among the Daffodils today

Ottava Rima