Carry On #ancestors #haiku

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tama-dana ni kanarazu kaze no fuku to iu

 

on the ancestors’ altar
without fail

a lucky wind blows 

© Issa

Light flickers

My father’s hands my son’s

memory’s smile

*

tears cover the trail

father steps into shadow

son clears the path

jon feet

 

The Carpe Diem prompt is Ancestors. Without our ancestors who / what would we be but a jumble of DNA. Instead  we have the privilege we carry on where our ancestors left off.

 

 

Touching the stars #photochallenge #photography

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

~Charles Schurz

This week’s shoot and quote prompt by Ese is “Touch”

The little red shovel #philippines #poetry #dpchallenge

child's hand

Red plastic shovel

held moments ago

favorite blue cap

on your sunshine face

crooked it sat

I am washed away

claimed by sorrow

you pulled

by the riptides of life

Both driven 

toward fate’s tomorrow

you toward the sea 

I toward the land

and I face the dawn

alone

embraced by the sand

Uncountable are the buckets of tears that have been shed by mothers who have lost their children. The mothers in the Philippines too well embrace sorrow as a well-known unwelcome friend.

This poem in its simplicity is another tear to add to the buckets…

Reality check: This post is a reflection that I am sharing with the  wordpress dpchallenge prompt  Frightening.  I was inspired to write this poem for the children lost in the claws of disaster in the Philippines after I saw the pieces of a child that were being picked up by police on a busy street corner.   They included a child’s red shovel and a little blue cap.  Tears poured from my eyes and I could only hope those things fell from a vehicle not from the arms of a child.

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Love’s Flicker #haiku #love #photography

two leaves

The slightest touch

a knowing smile chuckles

always connected

*

always connected

hands clasped in the darkness

candle light knows

*

candle light knows

where love’s flicker started

there is no end

Photography © L. Moon 2013

Perfect Fit #poetry #Rodin #sculpture #atoz #napowrimo

Cathedral - Rodin
Cathedral – Rodin

He grasps for my hand

my hand reaches for his

once we fumbled

now it’s  natural

a dance of two swans

swimming effortlessly

distant stars

twinkling in unison

fingers that fit

perfectly together

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Nautilus

Watching Time #poetry

Anticipation that sense of awaiting. As Christmas looms ever near, children wait expectantly for the day. As 2012 approaches, some smile with expectancy to a wonderful year ahead.

They wont move while you watch

my mind wills the hands around your face

tick tick I can’t wait

open the glass face and let me in

move now move quick

my life is in your perfect sphere

midnight… one… two… three…

dawn rises beautifully clear

as you pull me close to thee

forever

Traffic Jam on My Finger Tips

I tried to write

a poem today

there was something blocking

in the way

*

My mind was racing

thoughts outpacing

what I needed

to say

**

My fingers tried

to keep the pace

something just so

out of place

*

Confusion abounds

between mind and hands

What’s the problem?

there’s a jam

**

Need to stop

and see some peace

give my fingers

a word release

*

Smell the roses

Smell the coffee

just give my fingers

a little off day