Orphan’s voices lift to the stars
can’t keep feet from moving
notes merge harmonious
large is the circle of our song
mimicking children’s motions
I don’t want the song to end
laughter young and old
fills the skies
tired we sit on mats
our hearts still singing
as we do crafts
Jesus is smiling
children want to dance in the sky
coffee filter art
The video sharing the beauty of the Acholi culture.
I know that these children at Mercy Home have come from hard and lonely places. We are greeted each day with smiles of love and welcome and we end the day Dancing!
Enjoy the A to Z challenge this month!
Im also tagging on to Poets United prompt April. Spring and April give cause to dance with the blossoms.
she is alone
spring orchestrates color and life
admired by many
One is the Loneliest… And Three Dog Night Does it Well
But Im not alone in enjoying the A to Z challenge today here are some bloggers to enjoy:
Nuts and bolts
fall’s remnants hide new growth
I dont know about you but I am still dealing with (last year’s) leaves that are covering new spring growth.
Its symbolic of my life at the moment.
So how is spring turning out for you or fall if you are in the southern hemisphere?
spring calls cherry blossoms to fly
nature in full bloom
Welcome to April and the A to Z challenge. This is my fifth year and every year has different challenges. I hope you can be refreshed by a moment of poetry.
Happy April (“A”)
What does April mean to you?
Visiting these folks today over at the Challenge:
a single bloom
watering can fills hopes
bouquet of dreams
As winter winds begins to blow, be filled by the fragrant hope of warm days to come.
a mark on the world
flower offers a yellow kiss
Here’s one for the bees (who people so often run away from). These little creatures diligently keep our world alive.
Our host at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai has once again offered a wonderful prompt.
in white wisteria vine …
lifting her pink face
nectar blows sweet over fields
sun’s broad smile
Lolly’s haiku is today’s inspiration for Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu
“It’s my pleasure to bring a new episode of Haiku Shuukan. Several weeks ago, we started with Joan Halifax’s G.R.A.C.E and this week it’s about the “A” in G.R.A.C.E. The “A” stands for Attaining to Self Other. ”
Linked to Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan:
Attaining to Self-Other:
“Sense without judgment. This is an active process of inquiry, first involving yourself, then the other person. Open a space in which the encounter can unfold, in which you are present for whatever may arise, in yourself and in the other person.”
What to do with this idea in a haiku? I don’t really know, but I have to give it a try:
a young cherry tree
this spring will be the first
to bloom for Buddha
Seek and ye shall find
spring waters cleanse winter hearts
eyes open to Grace
Thanks to Kristjaan Panneman for a refreshing prompt from Carpe Diem
catching the May breeze
petals flutter like the snow
joy fills my sails
The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Joy and with May here there is much to celebrate!!
Happy May Day
Two lips meet beneath spring
dancing in moon’s light
love is serenading
each day appears more bright
years pass, colors fade
hands once always clasped
in moth eaten past
Under pink blossoms
veiled in a mist
am I your joy
or prefer love desist
I can no more see
what you meant to say
in eyes that once told me
more than two lips conveyed
Sharing this Spring poem with Poets Pantry
Photography by Moondust Designs