I hear thunder in the distance
rolling onward like the waves
gaining power it surges forward
and like a child I am afraid
flash and pounding ever stronger
seconds now and it will hit
dark the clouds and growing closer
blowing fragile tree to bits
it has stopped and hovers o’er me
a distinct voice of one I love
in the whispers it is calming
begging help from God above
whispered prayers become a shout
I read an inspiring devotion about ‘Reverse Thunder’ and the power that prayer has. With our world in such tumult, we can turn our prayers into a reverse thunder – an energy that can be focussed in fervent loving appeal.
In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.”
“From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ”
Life is fleeting
two of you in the shadows
tomorrow you’re gone
I’ll gladly put on my shades
dive into today’s pool
Ephemeral is the DP photography challenge this week
Catch spring’s wet kisses
upside down ballerinas
skirts in the air
Toulouse – Lautrec liked to paint
girls throwing more than kisses
The Carpe Diem prompt is Experience. I hope you experience from this haiku la joie de printemps!!!
a field of black and white
everything to lose
Shoji drop rule
generals switch loyalties
all to kill O-Sho
The prompt for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Chess Game.
I have been intending to learn the game of Shoji so this gave me an opportunity to study some of the differences of the game.
The lower shoji photograph is me playing with a book cover for one of the authors I am working with.
what are you thinking?
much to ponder in your shell
Mud Snail is the prompt at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem
Image from Ivory Bill Wildlife Coloring book.