Tag Archive | Poetry

Serenity

Psalm 118:24 (NLT) This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Google’s  definition is the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.

What’s serenity?
Where may I buy a pound or 2?
I want to be calm
Troubles to the right of me
Fear floods from the left of me

Music is a balm,
soothes my devastated soul.
Prayer builds courage,
destroys persistent worry.
I face the world with a smile

serenity prayer

Images of November : in southwest France

The pictures, the prose and the poem captures all that preparing for winter means. Thanks, Vron for a visit to L’ Entre Deux Mers, France.

Between Two Tides.

November is as beautiful as always. Treeleaf has turned, now falling rapidly, but temperate weather encourages flowers to bloom. We have collected a few apples, almonds, and cobnuts. Squash ripens in le jardin ‘potager’, waiting to be, ‘put in the pot’. The stove is lit, and warms the thick stone walls. This is how we prepare for winter.

Once farmers used every piece of land productively. They grew apple trees along vineyard verges. But no one collects the apples now. They ripen and fall, food for the insects, anyhow.

The sky falls in,
acorns,
from the big oak tree,
thud,
there nestling
in a bed of leaves.

Marigold,
she warms my heart,
still beacon bright,
midst autumn light.

autumn landscape

Far
stretching
long shadows
warm autumn sun
paints landscape
leaf rust
gold.

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William Butler Yeats

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William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was born in Dublin.

Colleen chose a quote this week to remind us that “fairies leave magic for humans – to remind them of the beauty of nature.” Yeats poetry captures this need.

Tanka by Meredith

I’m seized, trapped, entangled
In the world’s cacophony
Flustered, befuddled
Fairies offer me escape
Soar over mountains and stream

Did You Hear The Rain

George Ezra, an English singer song writer grew up in Hertford. Both his parents are teachers. He studied at the British Irish Modern Music Institute. Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie are credited as his main influences. His voice is a deep baritone, with a bluesy quality. Ezra’s voice has been described as having a voice beyond his years. He won  an award as one of  fifty greatest artists and YouTube performances.

“Did You Hear the Rain?” was released as the lead single from his debut studio album Wanted on Voyage (2014),  and re-released in the UK on 11 May 2015.

I like the poetry of the song and that I understand the words he sings. I found the video to be a bit boring, one setting and no drama. I would have put him in the rain singing as he’s on his way home. Does the music remind you of a rain storm?

I’m a new fan of George Ezra.

Forever Love – Illusive Love – Love Speaks

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #42 Love&Last

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Martha has been taking care of her granddaughter, McKinley, this past weekend. I received her haiku by text, three of them. She said to choose the two I liked best. I like them all! Some of you will understand the thought that edged into the corner of my mind, “We’ve always done two.” I gave it the boot, and here are all three.

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by Martha

Forever Love

You’re not my first love
That was many years ago
Your are my last love

Illusive Love

Illusive is love
When we search the wrong places
Look for one to last

Love Speaks

Actions show your love
I adore that about you
I am your last thought

Health, Porch Sitting

ronovan_writes_haiku_prompt_badge_autumn_2014RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #41 Want&Tatters

 

 

 

 

 

by Meredith

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Health

As I grow older
I want good health without work
No work all tatters

Porch Sitting

I want to porch sit
Why not walk away tattered
Heart and belly fat

 

 

I visited Dr. Nava, my cardiologist, yesterday for a  follow-up after the echocardiogram. I learned all about heart murmurs. The doctor hears the murmurs with the stethoscope, and he sees it in the echocardiogram.  I have a leaky valve. You might be thinking, “Why did she quit her exercise program?” I broke my toe in January, wore a boot and couldn’t participate in my classes. You know I had a great plan and I was working it, but six weeks formed a new habit – not going to the gym.

Dr. Nava advises to start slow walking and increase the level as I can. This will improve my blood pressure, that we’re controlling with medicine, as well as improve my figure!

Heartbroken and Desire

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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #41 Want&Tatters

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broken heartHeartbroken
There is no desire
In the look you send my way
Tattered memories

Desire

My desire is naught
For you withhold your feelings
My heart is in tatters

I will post mine tomorrow.