To my chagrin,
relief, and great amazement, another year has whizzed by. Faster than
the speed of light, it would seem. 2012 brimmed with business. A
whirlwind of business. At the moment it's a bit quieter around here,
but the busy cycle will begin again soon, to be sure. I'm just thankful
for the little time I have to relax. The white blanket enveloping the
ground is lovely to observe...from inside a warm house. Getting
back to my blog, for however short a time that may be (who knows if
you'll see another post again in the near future!) has been enjoyable.
Though there are countless things this past year that I wistfully wish I could have
accomplished, or even begun, I'm thankful to God for the things I did
accomplish, and the time, whether large or small, He gives to do more.
My camera's abode, for example, has long been the shelf, and I hope to
dust it off a bit more this year than last. Before I sign off, I
thought this would be a good verse to share in lieu of this new year:
31:8 ~ "The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with
you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
For this post, I have written a Tanka, which, in Japanese means "short poem." In the book, Rip the Page!, the author presents a format for writing a Tanka:
Line 1: Name an object from nature (moon, mountain, sun, river, tree, cloud...).
Line 2: Choose 3 words that describe your object.
Line 3: What does you object do? or how does your object move?
Line 4: Where is your object in time and space? Be as specific as you can.
Line 5: What do you have that your object doesn't have: no ______, no ______, no ______.
shimmering, glowing, ethereal
casts its misty rays of silver upon the sleepy lands and restless seas
a pearly white marble suspended in a world of darkness
no heart, no mind, no time even to soak up the sunshine
Well, as I'm sure you know, it's been quite a while since I've posted. These past several months have been packed. This month I had planned to post a poem and a photo each day, because... April is National Poetry Month! Obviously these plans were a bit too ambitious, but will try to post a few poems before the end of this month. This poem is by Valerie Worth, from the book, All the Small Poems and Fourteen More...
Out of Green space, A sun: Bright for A day, burning Away to A husk, a Cratered moon:
Burst In a week To dust: Seeding The infinite Lawn with Its starry Smithereens.
swooping swiftly from the pale and cloudless sky a jay alights upon the ground. robed in a lustrous coat of royal blue glowing aqua and frosty white accented with bold black details. its slender gray talons grasp the splintery surface. its gracefully-shaped beak and regal tufted crown add to the splendor of this elegant-looking bird. but exquisite beauty can be...deceiving. its pleasing looks veil its heart of greed. in contemplation its small dark eyes do seem rather shady and everyone knows beady eyes belong only to crooks. a short poem by a little sparc
Note: My"Words from A-Z" project is temporarily "on hold." Been quite busy lately, and haven't had much time for Dictionary skimming. Will try to resume soon.