Category Archives: From the heart

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 15th 2019, Mountain sunrise

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Together we watch

sunrise over the mountain,

our world is brightened

 

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A Brexit clerihew for the, “fed up with the whole thing brigade.”

When Theresa May

thought the price was too much to pay

she went to Brussels with tales of woe

but laughing, they told her where to go

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Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. Ending-Abyss

p-challenge-header (1)Nursed unto the death,

final act of devotion,

eyes gently closing,

only memories remain

in that void once filled with love.

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 3rd 2019, everlasting love

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The language we shared

needed no words to be said.

Alphabet of love.

 

photo courtesy of Facebook

 

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From my good friend the Exmoor bay

Rather eerie but this his tale for today.

British Summer Time, the evenings are lighter and the weather is colder. How apt. I love the lighter  evenings as after work it’s possible to get out into the countryside, weather permitting, and do all the things you have been sitting in the lounge vowing you would do as soon as it was light enough after the day’s work is done. Today was such, my first foray out to try and capture a church spire in the evening gold. Sadly the church itself was closed but that is just a sad reflection of the times in which we live. Still, if you are looking for a little quiet contemplation and a moment away from traffic, hustle and bustle, a churchyard serves it’s purpose well.  The church in question is in a little village called Wilby on the outskirts of Wellingborough and I was attracted to it’s spire with it’s magnificent ornate buttresses way up in the sky. Sources tell me that this church dedicated to St. Mary dates from the thirteenth century but was extensively rebuilt in 1879. The unique spire was built during the Decorated period and shows many features pleasing to the enthusiast.

Wilby church

One noticeable thing about this evening was the sighting of a bright, white grave marker close to the path leading to the porch. It is an official war-grave, probably the only one I  have ever seen in all my years. It commemorates the death of a RAF pilot who died at the age of 22. Curiously it was dated on my birthday, but in 1944. So much has been said about their sacrifice but seeing a single marker like this lends a stark reality to the horror of war.

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MLMM Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille – Frogs #haiku

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Lines across the road,

armed with buckets and torches

to save a species

 

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MLMM’s Heeding #Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, March 20th 2019 a new voice

When the cancer struck,

only way to save his speech,

a plastic voicebox.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #238 Magic&Man

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You can make magic

let no man say otherwise

believe in yourself

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Lament

orangutanThe tropical sun

beams down on the arid earth,

palm trees stand in lines,

joyful songs of the forest

become the drumbeat of tears.

 

(photo from pixabay)

 

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #231 Goal&Cup

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My ultimate goal

is to taste but not drain the

cup of happiness

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