Posted in Choka

The Leaves Speak of Life

Leaves of Spring plants

Leaves surround me

As I walk thru my garden,

Those of Bleeding Hearts

And Roses of all colors,

Lilacs and Lilies,

Leafy green Vincas and Ferns,

All speak to me of life,

That in the dark days of winter

Seemed lost, but was asleep.

Choka

NaPoWriMo Day 11–Prompt: significance of flowers, but I chose to write about the leaves instead as they are what are most prominent now, since many plants aren’t blooming but are leafing out.

Posted in Cherita, January 2018

New Year Treasure

8 Point Star table top

The New Year brings Life,

New Beginnings and Promises of Restoration and Redemption,

A Baptism in Hope, Wisdom, and Guidance for those willing to seek Him

Cherita

A couple of days ago I was blessed to find a most unique dining room table at a local thrift store.

I was in need of a new dining table and had been searching for a long time for a small dark wood table.

I was about to give up hope as every table was either the wrong size or color, therefore I decided I would just buy a table cloth for my old light colored one and look for some dark colored chairs instead.

So on a recent visit to another thrift store I found some dark colored wood chairs that I figured would be ok. They weren’t the best but they were very low priced and sturdy. I figured I could clean them up a bit and they would do me just fine with the new tablecloth.

However, while walking toward the cashier to purchase them I happened to pass by a very unique small round dark colored wood table that I hadn’t previously seen. It had an inlaid wood top with an eight point star in the middle and scallops around the edges. The legs were decorative metal in a scroll type pattern. It was such a beautiful table! Just the right size and color and perfect for me! It was priced very low too! I had found my table at last, and even better it had meaning for me, because the eight point star has many meanings in history and culture, some I found were: Redemption, Regeneration, Baptism, Life, Hope, New Beginnings, Guidance and Wisdom.

It has also been called “The Star of Melchizedek” and is the traditional pattern for winter clothing in Norway and my dad was Norwegian.

I feel this table is a blessing and though it needs a bit of refinishing , it is definitely a rare find and treasure to me!


Posted in Haiku, July 2017, Tanka

With Time and Care

Bay Leaf Plant
Wounds are healing

Restoration is at work

New life is coming

Haiku

This little Bay Leaf Plant was growing great in a small area of the lawn but one day he was accidentally mowed down and was deemed too injured to keep. He was headed for the compost bin but I intervened to save him. I wanted to give him a new chance at life and so with good soil, water and sunshine I see he is now coming back. New sprouts are emerging! Soon he will be a big glorious Bay Leaf Tree!  😊 

Life at times is rough

Somedays might be really tough

Never giving up

Holding on til my last breath

I choose life over death

Tanka