Photography · Poetry · poets united

Past the Horizon #poetry #photography

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the master in search of one

who’s willful at the start

now cold and all alone

brings sadness to his heart

searching, mindful of the lost

never turning left nor right

against him darkness plots

to keep the one from sight

thorns bruise on journey’s way

still the master onward goes

willing with his life to pay

perfect love, he knows

sunk into the mire deep

the master’s pull is strong

the lamb can only bleat

as she is pulled from harm

the master in search of one

his mission always clear

death has no hold on love

the lost are each one dear

horizon

 

Today’s prompt at Poet’s United is Martyr. The definition is: “Someone who is killed for their religious beliefs.”

The shepherd in the Bible is used as an example of a person who will go far and wide for the love of the sheep. This same shepherd considers little the cost of this occupation. Somehow I feel that the martyr is like this shepherd – too busy in the search to worry about the sacrifice.

“O death where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith · Home · Poetry

Do it to the least #devotion #poetry

 

 

magnoliaYour arms gentle and smooth

encircle me frail and chill

I curl up into a ball

afraid of life’s  battering spill

“no matter” your words sooth

as you thoughtful pick me up

straightening  my shoulders

warming me from your own cup

Your kindness starts at your smile

rises up in your eyes

like the clearest blue dawn

radiance of clear summer skies

I am healed and reclaimed

never to be alone

and it is because of you

that I face a new horizon

so I purpose in my life

to carry forth is all  I ask

open these once empty arms

to the least  such a  small task

 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

~ Matthew 25:40

If we can but reach out with small tasks to the least of us-  what a vibrant warmth will be in our world  and on our horizon.

 

Haiku · nature · Photography

Horizon #haiku #poetry #photography

Flutter in the breeze

reaching for impossible dreams

Life’s Horizon

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sea taunts

“catch me if you can”

gulls laugh

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walking forward

hazy mist draws attention

wooded path

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The prompt at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is “Horizon.”

There are so many aspects to that word. When you think of horizon what are your thoughts?

We celebrate the Flag today and so I honor what it stands for in the first haiku.

nature · Photography · photography challenge · Poetry

weekly-photo-challenge-horizon/ #photography #poetry

What story is beyond the horizon?

a world captive in the glass

a man trying  to grasp the sea

wheat waving its hands in the breeze

in clouds a hidden message inscribed in red

a fence that knows the names  of soldiers dead

a frog who dreams of a life outside his pond

grasp at a mysterious world beyond the dawn

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This week’s WordPress Photochallenge prompt is Horizon

Please have a look at those who inspire with their art:

  1. Stepping Off the Path | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Flickr Comments
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon / A different view on Krakow | Cardinal Guzman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Stephen Chapman
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Ese’ s Voice
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon « LargeSelf
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | travelicius
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | So where’s the snow?
  9. Horizon (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Steve Says….
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Sappy Chick
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | This, that and the other thing
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Cee’s Photography
  14. WPC: HORIZON « MY WALL
  15. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon Gallery of 75 Photographs
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Joy and Woe
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Wind Against Current
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | A mom’s blog
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Photographs by James Collett
  20. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: HORIZON ON THE ATLANTIC | SERENDIPITY
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | The Otter in my Jotter
  22. WPC: Horizon | blueberriejournal
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon | Just Snaps
  24. Reticulated Parisian Horizons | follow your nose
  25. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Milka Pejovic
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | yarnwuseleien
  27. WPC: Horizon | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  28. A broad Horizon | A Happy and Beautiful World
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon | Chittle Chattle
  30. Horizon | Jasper Smits
  31. Photoworld 25-10-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  32. Photo Challenge: Horizon | Drops of Magic
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon | The Urge To Wander
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | castelsarrasin
  35. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Sun
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Mind Overflow
  37. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – The First Stab of Love is like a Sunset!!!
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge : Horizon | Jejak BOcahiLANG
  39. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – City trapped in Minds needs Reflection for Wisdom
  40. Approaching NYC | thoughtsofrkh
  41. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Delicate Tree
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Yann Graf – Digital Project Manager
  43. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Delicate Evening
  44. A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Favourite « Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | veryvanessalynn
  46. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Home
  47. WPC: Horizon -Kansas Horizon and Bellowing Bull | Cosmos Wonderland
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | The Mockingbird in Me
  49. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Trees and Lake
  50. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Vision
  51. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – The SUN – Up in the Sky and Beyond reach!
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | A Journey Called Life …
  53. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Foreshadow of Monsoon
  54. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – One Shot, Two Ways – The City
  55. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon – Fort
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  57. weekly photo challenge: horizon | A Meditative Journey with Saldage
  58. my hem of heaven | Life through a Lens
  59. Weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Life of a Fallen Angel
  60. Harbour Hues and Horizons | Empire of Lights
  61. North Muskoka River (WPC: Horizons) | photo potpourri
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | What Is It?!?
  63. Weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Simon Hawketts’s Photo Blog
  64. Weekly photo challenge: Horizon | Connie’s World
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge – Horizon | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Today, on Earth
  67. Horizon | de Wets Wild
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Irregular Ventilator
  69. The Hue of Me | Eikons
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Memory Catcher
  72. Weekly Challenge: Horizon 2 | Simon Hawketts’s Photo Blog
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Life Confusions
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Elämän katupeili
  75. On the Dramatic Horizons of Iceland | Thirdeyemom
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | MKG- Memories-Keepsakes-Gifts
  77. Horizon – A WordPress Photo Challenge! | Life in the Foothills
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | AMtraveltimes
  79. A Sunrise Shaping the Horizon | Vanilla Feel Good
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge : Horizon | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  81. Behind The Horizon | True Stories
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon (Dam in Rance France) | What’s (in) the picture?
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Rainbow Photography – Scotland
  84. Horizon- NEW YORK HARBOR | sweetwildflower
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Khana’s Web
  86. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: HORIZON | TANIA FUENTEZ MEDIA
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Lucid Gypsy
  88. Weekly photo challenge: horizons | Jean’s Photography Blog
  89. Weekly photo challenge | Motherhood and Beyond
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | mattvonp
  91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | That Time In
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Blatherskite
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | My Thoughts like Balloons
  94. André from Holland | Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | The Fountain
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | Indira’s Blog
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | MSP Arrival #1 | puncta lucis
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon | paintedwords
  100. Weekly Photo Challenge : Horizon on the Water | I see beauty all around by rob paine
Love · nature · Photography · Poetry

Horizon’s Game #photography #poetry #nature

blue dawn photo rendering - shot Dec 2012
Dawn’s Palette

Horizon – you aim to please

You play with the sky

You taunt and you tease

Like a lover you reach

for her long wisps of hair

then you pull back

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She in her many moods

at times recoils

in a sullen grey

other times

wearing blue is willing to play

“Games in the sky”

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With colors and light

two lover’s ply

the world’s palette

in overhead sky

for all to see

endless expressions of love

Photograph: “Dawn’s Palette” – copyright L. Moon 2012