Haiku Challenge 188 Quick / Slip

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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

That’s Italian!

Grandma’s garlic press
Cherished relic of her life
Pesto’s final touch

Fragrant memories captured then
Bit of spices she’d put in

                      -Clarence Holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 184 Press / Touch
Prompt words: Press & Touch
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/01/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-184-presstouch/

The Course

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 1/9/2018 Destination & Guide – Synonyms Only

I chose Experience and Goals as my synonyms for Destination and guide

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

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“In Search of Sea Urchins” – Courtesy Stuart Glazer
http://www.stuartglazer.com

experience gives
what is required for life
your goal creates fate

rivers all flow end to end
you select currents you take

                       -Clarence Holm

https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/01/09/colleens-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-66-destination-guide-synonymsonly/
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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: Destination & Guide (#SynonymsOnly)

Forgiven

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Magical wishes
Whispered in a sinner’s plea
Hope salvation’s here

A last rite for paradise
Blessing those that see the light

                               -Clarence Holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 183 Magic / Hope
Prompt words: Magic & Hope
Haiku in 5-7-5

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https://ronovanwrites.com/2018/01/08/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-183-magichope/

Morning Sight

Walking near my home, in the crisp December sun, I saw seven pheasants hopping and rolling in the snow. As I approached, they flew off into the chilly air. I regretted I had interrupted their fun…

Winter solstice freeze
Sundogs flicker, guarding light
Pheasants dance in bliss

                            -Clarence Holm