Posted in September 2019, Syllabic Verse

Dorian

Colorful paint swirls on paper

Prayers out sent to cover

Those its fury hath touched

Prayers sent up to gather

And bring winds of change

Turning the path’s course

To remain at sea

Syllabic Verse

Prayers for those in the Bahamas who are facing the destruction of Dorian’s wrath at this time.

Praying it’s fury will be lessened and it’s path turned out to sea so it will not make landfall anywhere else.

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Posted in Haiku, July 2019, Scripture

From a Hawk

Hawk feather

Heavenly reminder

God’s the giver of wisdom

Feather in my path

Haiku

Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

Job 39:26 KJV

The hawk, a noble bird of great strength and sagacity, and yet a bird of prey, v. 26. This bird is here taken notice of for her flight, which is swift and strong, and especially for the course she steers towards the south, whither she follows the sun in winter, out of the colder countries in the north, especially when she is to cast her plumes and renew them. This is her wisdom, and it was God that gave her this wisdom, not man.

Matthew Henry commentary on Job 39:26 KJV

I happened to find a beautiful hawk feather in my path as I was walking last evening. It is said to be a sign of wisdom.

Posted in Haibun, July 2019

Keep Shining Bright

Penny

Shining in the sun

Though a bit worn down from its use

Penny catches my eye

There lying in an obscure place, just off the beaten path was a penny.

I probably would never have noticed it if the sun hadn’t been shining as most of it was worn from use and dulled. It’s edges were rough, as if it had been chewed up a bit by a machine.

However, today in the sunlight it shone brightly enough for me to notice and that made me think of how I reflected my life.

What did people see when they looked at me? Was I shining in the light of the Son?

Was I noticeable or just obscure.? Was I making a difference in people’s lives?

I might be worn and weary, but I should still be shining out the light of Christ.

Something this little penny in my path made me ponder.

Haibun

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Pink Path

Pink Feather on sidewalk

A pink feather in my path

I know not from whence it came

Some say it’s from an angel

Or perhaps pink flamingo

Neither makes sense to me

Tis a pinkish mystery

Syllabic Verse

Today I happened to see this pink feather just laying right in the middle of the sidewalk. No pink flamingos around, or angels or kids wearing Indian Headdresses or Pink Boas, so it’s a curiosity. I am keeping it for a bookmark 🙂

Posted in Cinquain, January 2019, Scripture

In His Presence

Joy, paper collage teacup, created ©️2018 LeonasDesigns
Paper Collage ©️2018 LeonasDesigns

Well preserved

At His right hand

Pleasures eternal

Joy filled earthly life path

Is mine

Cinquain

(Poetry based on verses from Psalm 16)

Preserve me, O God:

for in You do I put my trust.

You will show me the path of life:

in Your presence is fulness of joy;

at Your right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Posted in Cascade, October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018

Of Plans and Paths

Path

An unexpected crack in my plans

Puts me on a path of imperfection

I must keep myself from slipping

And with new eyes, begin again

I can’t let my plans slip away

I must now patch the imperfection

That arose and caused me to have

An unexpected crack in my plans

With new eyes I search for an answer

That will help me smooth out my plans

To keep me from a happening that

Puts me on a path of imperfection

As I avidly search to find the answer

I come upon one who offers help

He extends His strong hand, I grasp it

I must keep myself from slipping

My kind strong Helper leads me to new places

Places where I can find perfect plans

Good sound plans created just for me

And with new eyes begin again

Cascade