The Son

Another response to Frank J. Tassone’s Triduum challenge, this time in commemoration of Good Friday. This is a set of 3 haiku.

The sun stopped at noon
Even nature in sorrow
For Jesus’s pain.

Innocent victim
Redemption coming from love
Carrying my cross.

Not dark forever,
The sun shone later, revived,
And so with this life.

Holy Thursday

For Frank J. Tassone’s very apt challenge to write haikai poetry alluding to the Triduum. I will probably write again about this tomorrow and on Saturday.

I shall wash your feet,
Taking off all dirt caked on,
Come to Me in need.


Sky, why do you hold back?

I can see these heavy clouds

Are full of rain, and Sun

Is hiding behind a shroud.


Sky, why do you wait

To set down the weight of rain?

It will come as a flood of pain

So let it out. Cry now.

Because it took a while for the predicted rain to arrive where I live. Shared with DVerse’s latest open link night.


The space between
The snowfall and the first thaw:
Hidden yet real.
From barrenness there will be
Sweetness, sunshine — happiness.

Not silent spring yet:
I hear sparrows chirping, yet
Let us protect this.

Two poetic offerings, a tanka and a haiku, for Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge this week, spring equinox.

Who? What? Why?

It is haibun Monday at DVerse once again. This week, Toni is asking us about who inspired us to write, what our style is, and why we write. Join us at the link above!

My first journal entry

I have been writing since I was a small child, from my first journal at 5 years old and my second-grade teacher providing time to write in class. She supported my every attempt to write stories and poetry, even the most insane rhymes. Since then, and especially during the last few years, I have written in many styles. It is hard to find a favorite, as I naturally like variety.

As for why I write poetry, it definitely began as a need for self-expression and has now become such a part of me that I can’t imagine not writing each and every day.

Clouds across the sky

Writing weather predictions

Welcome the spring rains