The Lambs of the Prairie

Some younger cousins were talking about old gravestones in a family cemetery and it reminded me of this post

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As a child my mother spoke gently of her family’s story and those that went before. She spoke of a special recollection of young children buried way too young on the plains of North Dakota. Her haunting stories spoke of the children buried beneath the plain white markers embossed with fading lambs representing their youth. The Prairie Rest Cemetery is solitary remembrance dedicated to the youngest lambs who died while establishing our statemany years ago.

The Lambs of the Prairie

– Clarence Holm

Beneath the broad Dakota blue
On a hilltop kissed with morning dew
Were the silent lambs on prairie old
Lying peacefully, a family’s tears consoled.

Soundless sentinels endlessly resting
Reverent callers gazes arresting.
Their fading faces don’t betray
Machine etched stones, long in decay.

An eternal place of gathering,
Sweet memories in stone are offering
Old stories lost and gone
Waiting together for their eternal dawn.

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Haiku Challenge (10/12/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 327 – Drip / Drop
The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

A drop in the polls
Will end the drips messy run
-Clean up on aisle one

©2020 cj holm

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/12/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-327-drip-drop/

Diversions crippled damaged exposed.
No, it’s not! Yes, it is! Shiny bauble – did they follow that?
Look for the pollsters, they work in the night.
One blue, one red – I’ll take two, hope to sleep tonight…
                                ©2020 cj holm

Haiku Challenge (10/6/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 326 – Scorch / Shade
The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

 

The shade of those men
Rising from the battlefield
Quenching rage scorched thirst

Too late for the buglers call
Too soon for those that will mourn

                 ©2020 cj holm

 

https://ronovanwrites.com/2020/10/05/ronovan-writes-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-326-scorch-shade/

Haiku Challenge (9/28/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 325 – Calm / Storm
The challenge is to create a Haiku containing this week’s words

Choir’s heavenly calm
Precedes bible preaching storm
-Say Hallelujah

©2020 cj holm

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 325 CALM & STORM

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Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #24
“Look” In the C rhyme line

Art from Crate&Barrel

As family sagas are spun
Twisting turns of a story line.
Visions judged, challenges align
Chapters finished, others begun.

Someone’s vision that judged and done
Began journey without a look
Over mountains, a brand new nook.
Like most stories, beginnings start
Seeking truths, without a chart.
A never ending storybook.

©2020 cj holm

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 24 (LOOK) This week, it’s the C rhyme line.

“Décima” (also known as Espinel)is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.