All posts filed under: poetry – haiku

Jeans

jeans jeans   everywhere the jeans – city, country especially there – rural folk wear ’em Friday and don’t call it casual – because it’s the same as every other day where they work. ride. live. breathe. . . . . . work hard, play harder […]

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Country Road – a haiku

You turn. Go back. My lonely owns today’s dirt road. I need wiggle room . to roam about with- out anyone watching me spray dust, freedom fast. . Wait. Climb inside and roll down that window – tell the wind to chase us wild. .  

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manger’s Man

. hope un-swaddled babe’s . birth heralded by angels . beckoned shepherds wise . follow signs – fickle . stray away from manger’s Man . before the veil is torn . . .   . .     two haikus: reflection of December 17 reading in Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest […]

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Isaiah Blue

have the skies been blue with intensity every eleven September? . or have I noticed  more? how tilted up beauty squeezes me closer. . new wine is found in the cluster, but don’t crush the blessing. with pain, . righteous pressings hide incense-burners, sacrifice- doers from His eyes. . […]

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Slake the Depths

Regarding Cinderella stories – yet the characters, setting and plot may vary, the theme remains constant.   Poor girl is mistreated and unappreciated. She suffered loss. Hope is kindled through invitation. A helpful guide or magical creature appears. Poor girl overcomes and turns beautiful (which she […]

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Warrior – CountryGirl Style

I oscillate between showing the soft side and the gritty bit of country living — between showing who others expect me to be and who I am in the deep-downs where my very soul lives — between showing strength of self and my reliance on God. And then there’s […]

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Slay the Night

  It’s dark at 4:15am when I saunter into the kitchen. It’s still dark at 5am when my husband rumbles down the gravel toward work. And even though this fantastical view is literally a stone’s throw out my living room door, I only see it after God and I slay […]

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Isaiah – Passover haikus

For the past several weeks I’ve been deep in the Bible’s first prophet book of Isaiah. In studying the Good Word, I’ve employed many different techniques over the years, but this is the first time I’ve summarized my daily readings via haiku format. Each word is chosen […]

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In? Out?

In? Out?

DOORS. . . boys ease in outside . . void full of possibility  . . childlike exquisite not required  . . open controls for temperature  . . boarded tells all slant Tell All The Truth Tell all the truth but tell it slant, Success in […]

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Lean In

Lean In

SaturdayHaiku: . tangled roses lean in jar water part- way up stems reflect and drink . .. . Depending where you put the pause, the emphasis, or the ‘lil lilt, the meaning of most everything, most anything changes. We’d best remember that. . .  

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