Month: March 2017

Heavenly Haibun #NaPoWriMo2017 #GloPoWriMo2017

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.
– Revelation 21:1-3

No tears nor sadness
No more death, mourning, nor pain
In newness with God

written in response to today’s early bird prompt for Na/GloPoWriMo Eve, inspired by the description of life in a new Heaven given in Revelation 21.

It’s not too late to sign up and join in the fun of writing 30 poems in 30 days for Na/GloPoWriMo2017!

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Passport to Eternity

God’s grace is enough
Passport to eternity
The fallen raised up
Who place their faith in Jesus
Sanctified humanity

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Post

Never Thirst

the water I give
quenches the eternal thirst;
to whomever drinks –
a welling spring of water,
freshness and newness of life

a second contribution, in tanka form, written in response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #142 – “Spring” and “Fresh” and inspired by Jesus’s teaching in the gospel of John (4:14)

Wand’ring the Desert

Wand’ring the desert
Searching for the Spring of Life
Fresh water restores

written in response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #142 – “Spring” and “Fresh”

His Territory

Self-imposed exiles,
Slaves held in captivity,
Your King sets you free;
Our hearts are his territory –
He bids come beside His throne

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Posttoday’s prompt at The Daily Post

Ignite my Soul

You, Lord, are my lamp;
You turn darkness into light;
You enflame my heart
Your Spirit ignites my soul
Warmed to my core by the Son

written as a second response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge (#27) prompt of “light” and “dark”, this time in the form of a tanka inspired in part by 2 Samuel 22:29

Light Defeats Darkness

Faith Unlocked

Light defeats darkness –
But a flare in the night sky
Will still leave shadows

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Curer of Souls

Clear sweet elixir
Fountain of eternal life
The Curer of souls

written in response to today’s prompt at The Daily Posttoday’s prompt at The Daily Post

Purple Majesty reblogged

In royal Purple
His heirs, sharing his heirlooms –
Christ, His Majesty

Day Five of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenge for 2016 – to spend some time looking at the names of heirloom plants, and write a poem that takes its inspiration from, or incorporates the name of, one or more of these garden rarities.

Purple Majesty is known as the deepest purple of all purple potato varieties, hence the given name. Purple potatoes are grown for both fresh market potatoes and for chipping potatoes.

Na/GloPoWriMo 2017 begins in 5 days!