Category: Remembrance

Hope haiku

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

* The first line of my poem is from Psalm 42: 7 (KJV).

birds perch
in sheltering branches
a grain of mustard seed

(Matthew 13: 31 – 32)

sudden cold –
Christmas cactus
already blooming

“birds perch” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1995.

“sudden cold” was published by Time Of Singing, December 1997.
Karl and I reprinted this poem in Quiet Christmas Poetry.

Photo by Karl

Perhaps because

perhaps because
it is Autumn
I think of my mother

the season when
her last illness
began many years ago
and the trees
outside her hospital
window

I read to her
from the Psalms
and poets she would
know from long ago
and new poets too

most of all
I remember her faith
and unconditional love
that is with me still

From the Psalms:

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty:
neither do I exercise myself in great matters,
or in things too high for me.

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself,
as a child that is weaned of his mother:
my soul is even as a weaned child.

Psalm 131: 1 – 2