Saturday, August 17, 2013

Readers' Note (Epistle Poem)

A note to my readers lies herein
Travel, moving, a wedding, and unpacking--
Such a busy summer it has been
My energy and inspiration has been lacking

A vacation on the calendar is nearing
So for the remainder of the month I'll rest
The creative juices recharging
To return renewed in September with new zest

dVerse Poetics — Sent With A Stamp

--I'll return to writing/posting on September 6th. I need to recharge and take some vacation photos for inspiration.

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Way Begins

You've come to the House of God for your weekly show to the world, paying your dues as good Christians. But sitting next to you in the pew--I know the truth. The venom of the devil flows from your mouths. Gossiping and cursing your neighbors. When I have a say about the abominations you've become, about how you've twisted the purity of the word, the sanctity of His house-- I am the one out of line. I'm the one not following along.

And looking around, I see the world around me clearly for the first time. How naive  I've been! The world of man pretends to be saintly one day a week and those who question that false holiness are cursed worse than those who pretend. 

No longer will I follow this false path; I will find my own way. Spirituality is not defined by sitting on a church pew on Sunday. There are many paths to God.

the way--a journey
as unique as the person

Carpe Diem Kamishibai #4, Cathedral- My 'autobiographical'-haibun

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


surviving eagle
fights another day
for freedom

By Photo credit: NASA/Gary Rothstein
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

fly like an eagle
as free as a bird in the sky
be a dreamcatcher

a brand new world awaits you
red, white, and liberty blue

Monday, August 5, 2013

Haiku: Imagination

celestial secrets
coloring my soul's

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Haiku: Sunset

shadows dance 
before the sinking sun
hearts aflame

Carpe Diem #263, Goa Sunset