Blessing comes in the form of peace
safe haven while war rages about
Blessing comes in refreshment
sparkling waters flow in time of drought
blessing comes in the form of life
leaves remain green though nothing lives
blessing comes in the form of provision
there is enough when resources are destitute
Are you seeing the seasons changing? Life (presently) seems to be battered by storms of all types. You saved and planned for the future and most of that is now ashes crumbling between your fingers.
Look at the world from above. What was once blue and flowing is now a brown stench of an orb.
God promises life, peace, and an unadulterated stream even as everything is caving in. He will not turn against us during this time of warring and corruption. He promises safety and to replenish us.
Jeremiah 17: 7-8 says:
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Too late you ssssee me
I’ve been watching you
this is my ssssssingular purpose
catch those unaware
trip them up
at the heart
in a garden
with a pre tty women
There has to be a day for everything and today is World Snake Day. So Susan at Poet’s United offers up the snake (which I hear tastes like chicken) up as the prompt for Mid Week Motif
Thank you to photographer Digicla and creative commons for the great shot of the snake!!! Please check out this photographer’s site for more incredible shots.
trees breathe life
spring gives birth to nature
a constant song
mesmerized I sit
doe cares for her speckled young
Older than the trees
each year new life
Thanks to Managua Gunn who is ghost writing for Carpe Diem today.
He speaks of the forest, the life and healing there and asks that we let the forest inspire our writing.
I am fortunate to each day be inspired by the forest in my back yard.
(I spent Saturday morning watching two young very speckled fawn skipping about the back, while the mother took a snooze.)
What does the forest inspire in your creative spirit???
won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree
Cedar umbrellas, off
to Mount Yoshimo for
the cherry blossoms
and thank you for the words of Basho timeless in meaning and inspiration…
Rain drops collide with mid afternoon heat
thunder’s timpani roll in loud rumbles
the conductor excitedly increases the tempo
light flashes as the cymbals strike
leaves clap their hands
trees bow in deference
the moon’s light brightens the sky
nature hushes waiting for a silvery banquet
fire flies approach the dance floor
spinning their partners in charged ecstasy
summer beads off my brow as I watch day’s end
end of the day’s walk
thunder warns of storm’s promise
The prompt for Chevrefeuillle’s Carpe Diem is Short- Cut inspired by this haiku by Buson:
chikamichi ya mizu fumi wataru satsukiame
on the shortcut path,
stepping through water to cross the meadow
in the summer rains.
I wrote another poetic offering for the thunder and lightening show today.
turned the ground
Once full of life
wheat fields clapped their hands
cattle gossiped in the stalls
tractors slowed traffic
we rose before the sun
greeting the day’s challenge
rusty hinges no longer squeak
children no longer milk cows
our food is imported
The prompt for the daily post photo challenge is Relic.
I used to look upon rusty, dilapidated farms as romantic. I anticipated the change of new metal barns and air-conditioned John Deere tractors. While I lived in the agricultural center of California, I never anticipated the return of the land to desert where nothing grows and a lye/ salt makes it impossible to grow anything but sage brush. There is an abundance of uncultivated sagebrush land. The United States has been reliant for up to 90 percent produce (from California) including cotton, citrus, dairy, fruit, vegetables, nuts, grapes…). The land (even with water) cannot be cultivated in a season (or a year.)
Have you noticed where your produce is coming from???
I have no qualms about buying produce from other countries except for the lack of FDA regulation on amount and type of pesticides being utilized.
Please enjoy the Relics produced by others:
Broken Light: A Photography CollectiveShipwrecked
castelsarrasinWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
eagles floatspirit drum
the greener benchGondola
18 Million PixelsWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Under the Monkey TreeReally Old Stuff
Black and white relic, WordPress weekly photo challenge, and photo Friday |
Wind Against CurrentWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Relic – Mittened Hands
The World Is a Book…Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Just Another Nature Enthusiast“Relic” Weekly Photo Challenge
The Wandering PoetWordPress photo challenge – Relic
The Daily PostRelic
Light WordsWeekly Photo Challenge: Have You Ever Seen a Dove Cot?
A Journey Called Life …Bodie Of The Story
Pairings :: Art + What Goes With ItIt’s Useless to Resist These Relics. And Why Would You?
Matt von Pweekly photo challenge: relic
Lost in TranslationRelic – a Menhir from Filitosa
Tim Wolverson – PhotographySt Fagans Tailor
Book Search JourneyRelic and more…
HHC BlogWordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Mad Meandering MeWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Words and Pics: Old Things
Rewired and Retired in NicaraguaWeekly Photo Challenge: Relics of the Dead
A Meditative Journey with Saldageweekly photo challenge: relic
Rhinns of Islay Lighthouse -
HX ReportWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
nowathomeWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
Ohm Sweet OhmWeekly Photo Challenge: Relic
“Winner take all”
“While Obama’s away, China’s buying up Washington.”
“Gotta pay off the deficit somehow”
I’m not a humorist or a political person. When I went to DC and saw the China sign below the Washington Memorial, the shot (and statement) was too good to pass up. ( this is not photoshopped!)