Haiku 2-18-2018c

My third post! 40-50 mph winds blowing on the plains today, can’t see beyond the yard. Fireplace burns and cat is in my lap!

howling winter wind
carved furrows of dirt and ice
hot chocolate poured

                     -Clarence Holm

Revised version – Thanks Lynn

howling winter winds
dance on fields of soil and ice
stirred my cocoa mug

                  -Clarence Holm

Haiku 2/14/2018

Written on a winter walk-

shimmering branches
suspended from winter sky
squirrel tracks in rhyme

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melting april snow
tumbling from church gable
glisten on snowdrift

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red dogwoods
floating in wind packed snow
sports a nibbled branch

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spring promise
by the frozen field
— bare lilacs

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white horizon
quivering in time
lit by blue sky

                   -Clarence Holm

Haiku Challenge 188 Quick / Slip

moonlight 3

Water’s quick currents
Slip quietly as they flow
Moonlight steals the show

                      -Clarence Holm

 

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 188 Quick / Slip
Prompt words: Quick & Slip
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/02/12/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-188-quickslip/

Ring Out!

A neighbor died this week. He was a fixture at St. Olaf Church, a small country church with a congregation of less than a hundred. Every Sunday, for many years, John would ring the church bells for the beginning and end of services. It was something small he did that not everyone noticed, but was part of the worship.

Next week someone will take up his role, but no one will do it better.

Ring Out

John’s hands gripped St. Olaf’s bell tower rope,
Sounding God’s message of forgiveness and hope.
A practiced cadence and years of measured strokes,
His special gift; a heartfelt call he shared with prairie folks.

Ring out the sound of salvation; Ring out God’s loving call
St. Olaf’s tower won’t be silent; John’s soul rings for us all.

                                                  -Clarence Holm