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.
from the pale
and cloudless sky
a jay alights
upon the ground.
robed in a lustrous coat
of royal blue
and frosty white
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
its pleasing looks veil its
heart of greed.
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.