Monthly Archives: April 2016

Softly Spring Descends

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As warmer weather surrounds

And caresses the rotating earth

The scent of spring permeates

The air in the season of renewal and rebirth.

The forests, the meadows, the rolling

Hills and the wildflower fields

Are elegantly robed in a canopy of

Emerald green; earth’s lush cover shield.

Tweeting and chirping, twittering

And trilling; oh how the songbirds love to sing.

Whether at the break of early dawn or in the orange

Twilight, nature’s choir joyously rings.

A walk through the forest in the midst

Of a sun drenched and warm afternoon

Through the lakeside cluster of trees where

A distinct honk is heard of a lone wandering goose.

And the chirps of crickets and frogs echo in the trees

 Which are softly clothed in new budding leaves.

Following a hidden and narrow rutted path

Up and down the forested hillside

Gazing far into the horizon where

The tips of treetops meet the sapphire blue sky.

The welcomed warmth of the glowing sun

Wraps itself around like a cloak of security

As if to hold me sure and steadfast

While strolling by the quietly lapping sea.

I strain to see distant images of

 Ducks and other visiting waterfowl

Who silently rest upon the lake

And along the flowing ripples remain afloat.

Meanwhile the southerly and gentle breeze

Rustles the swaying branches speaking to me.

The blowing wind gusts louder and

Stronger reaching a frenzied climax

Before quieting to whisper

After its high-pitched performance.

I couldn’t help but wonder, “What message is the

Shifting wind trying to convey to me?”

As I strolled contentedly over the hills and

Through the softly swishing trees.

I imagined the wind to reply, “It is spring;

A season of new blessings and a fresh new start.

See and remember this quiet journey through

 The forest and keep it in your heart.”

Then all too soon this day’s trek through

The countryside abruptly ends

But not before remembering that a new day

 And another journey will soon begin.

Becky’s Haiku: Beneath the Moonlight

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Sun fades into night;

A dark reflection appears

Beneath the moonlight.

I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “sun” and “moon”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

I am also participating in a photo challenge this week with the word “reflection”.  This certainly adds a bit more challenge to the haiku! To find out more about word photo challenges visit this site: https://thearanartisan.com/photo-challenge-words-2016/

 

When LOVE RAINS

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Lingering raindrops in the grayish sky

Overcast with a sheet of clouds drifting by.

Venturing out on a dark and dreary day

Ever wishing for the clouds to dissipate.

Remembering just then that God has a plan

As Jesus, his only Son, he did send.

Inflicted and laden with all my wickedness;

Not hesitating, he suffered and died for my sinfulness.

So like the rain covering the grass, he came to hold me steadfast.

Therefore as the droplets fall and cling to the land,

He quietly descends and  takes my hand.

Becky’s Haiku: Breathe

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Step outside and breathe;

See the sunlit sky stretch out

Like the rolling sea.

Inhale the sweet scent

Of Spring with new grass and leaves

Vibrantly blooming.

Hear the wind blow; A

warm yet rustling breeze jostling

the tall dancing trees.

Feel the sun’s warmth as

It softly surrounds you in

It’s orange glowing hue.

Hark the song bird’s chirps

In melodious trills in

The forest and hills.

Look with hope upon

The sunrise letting it fill

Your soul searching eyes.

And let the peace of

This gentle beginning stay

In your heart resting.

May the journey of

This new day begin; a fresh

Though unearned blessing.

Savor the moments

Knowing each is fleeting and

Yet a treasured gift.

Stroll and wander on

Your way remembering this

Day that God has made.

 

Becky’s Haiku: Life and Path

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Somewhere along this

Life’s journey is the one way path

To eternity.

I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “life” and “path”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

I am also participating in a photo challenge this week with the word “path”. To find out more about word photo challenges visit this site: https://thearanartisan.com/photo-challenge-words-2016/

 

In the Midst of my Storm

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When I awake upon a wintry morn

Where the temp is plummeting down

And the north wind creeps and swirls around,

Jesus is with me in the midst of my storm.

When I encounter a very long day

Where challenging tasks fill my pathway

And I work on each one by one

Jesus is with me in the midst of my storm.

When I encounter criticism and dislike

While I travel through this earthly life

And I strive to patiently overcome

Jesus is with me in the midst of my storm.

And when the sun has set and fallen

Beneath the dark and distant horizon

And the long sleepless night has begun,

Jesus with me in the midst of my storm.

And on each new day there is heavenly hope

When I read God’s word with a futuristic scope

And the worldly distractions have lessened some

Jesus  continues to stay with me when I find a place of

Peace in the midst of the storm.

Becky’s Haiku: Fray, Veil, and Secret

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More frayed by trials

 of life, then I veil growing

fear deep down inside.

Oh yes hidden fears

And insecurities; such

Secrets I do keep.

Like shadows in the

darkness, anxiety hides

beneath the surface.

Need to release that

Worry; let go of that fear

While to God, draw near.

Need to have faith and

Believe that He stays near to

Help and comfort me.

Remember his ways

And his love while looking to

Heaven far above.

Take his hand and let

Him lead through this new day and

His blessings receive.

When the day is done

And time to rest remember he

Stays near and knows best.

Say a prayer filled with

Sincere gratitude while he

Keeps watch over you.

I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “fray” and “veil”. I am enjoying the challenge of putting different and even opposite words in such a short poem.  If you like challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/

I am also participating in a photo challenge this week with the word “secret”. To find out more about word photo challenges visit this site: https://thearanartisan.com/photo-challenge-words-2016/