Posted in Tanka

Heart Sightings

Hearts all around us

Happy hearts and hurting hearts

Hearts looking for hope

Heavy hearts needing healing

All seek to meet helpful hearts

Tanka

Posted in Nonet, November 2018

Thankful

Thankful, leaves

Thankful for full plates now empty

Thankful for hands that cook and bake

Thankful for another day

Thankful for hearts that care

Thankful for thirst now quenched

Thankful for warm places

Thankful for

My life

Thankful

Nonet

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

A Rebellious House

Closed door, sorry we’re closed sign

Dwelling in the midst

Of closed eyes, ears, and minds

Rebellious house

Shuttered ears are deaf

To the truth knocking

Closed eyes can’t see the truth

Through shuttered windows

Mutinous minds existing

Behind hostility’s doors

Choka

Poem based on this scripture:

“Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 12:2

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 20

Prompt: write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.

Posted in Cinquain, December 2017

Give Kindness

Be Kind chalk drawing

Kindness,

Easy to give,

But so often not given.

Hearts are waiting to receive,

Be kind.

Cinquain

We would call a man selfish who should refuse to give a cup of water to one who was thirsty. Yet many of us do this continually: it is the heart that thirsts, and the water we refuse to give is human kindness.

~J. R. Miller