Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Infinite Marvel

How strange to behold
The Eye of Agamotto
Infinite marvel

written in response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt #Challenge #146 – “Behold” and “Eye”, and inspired by the Marvel comics and cinematic universe.

Plank vs Speck

Behold your brother
Remove the plank from your eye
Before his small speck

written in response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt #Challenge #146 – “Behold” and “Eye”, and inspired by Jesus’s teaching in the gospel of Luke at 6:42

The Land Remains Beautiful

Cursed after the fall
The land remains beautiful
Restoration signs

A new Heaven and new Earth
The hand of the Creator

To Adam he said, ‘Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, “You must not eat from it,” ‘Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life.
– Genesis 3:17

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.
– Revelation 21:1

written in response to this week’s RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt (Challenge #145) – “Beautiful” and “Curse”

Self-Worth Abraded

Subject to abuse
Sanity at breaking point
Self-worth abraded

A rough week provides the inspiration to make use of Ronovan’s Word of the Week: abrade – to rub or wear away especially by friction; to wear down in spirit.

Overcoming Joy

Consistent chagrin
Yet forgiven by God’s grace –
Overcoming joy

written in response to the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – #143: “Chagrin” and “Joy”

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”

Guard and Guide my Soul

Come now Spirit breeze
Blow gently through my conscience
Guard and guide my soul

written in response to the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #141  – “Breeze” and “Blow”

Hatred and Abuse

Man twists Jesus’ words
Shouting from the street corners
Hatred and abuse

Jesus partnered truth with love
Conviction embraced with grace

written in response to this week’s prompt in the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #140 – “Twist” and “Shout”, as a haiku with an optional tanka ending.