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A haiku for National Poetry day: Light

Illumination
ease the burden of darkness
beaming light relief

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato

Holy Week

A haiku:

Last week in Jerusalem

Friends of Jesus are
Following at a distance
Enemies watching

Passiontide

This week’s haiku:

Shadow of the Cross

Sad wondering eyes
Looking across at Jesus
Cross distant and near

Haiku during Lent

Last Sunday, fourth in Lent, is kept as Mothering Sunday in many churches in this country. The haiku below picks up on that bitter-sweet theme.

Mothering Sunday

So Mary knows joy
Yet ev’ry mother knows this
Loving is painful

Lent haiku

Today’s offering:

In a Temple

For what do you seek?
How hard can it be to see?
Whom are you seeking?

Another haiku

Here is the next haiku:

Found water

Drill well for water
Plumb ever deeper to drink
Needing bread also

 

A haiku

This week’s haiku:

Whatever

Whatever is true
Whatever is trustworthy
Think about those things

Ash Wednesday 2015

During Lent, I have decided to have a go at writing a Haiku on a general Lenten theme (not necessarily related to the lectionary or services in church) for my regular mid-week post. I cannot guarantee their uniqueness or quality but they will be original.

Here is today’s

Ash

To dust and to ash
Acknowledge mortality
Find humility

 

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