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Haiku summer

Mid-Summer


cicada chorus

swirling in the Southern heat

opened oven door


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Haiku

Homecoming


The light of music

shines underneath my heart’s door

like a child come home


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Haiku

Soul Shine

Photo by Gary Fultz

the water, like glass,

reflecting the setting sun

mirror for the soul


For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God in the face Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)
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micro poetry

Ode to a Toad


An ode to a toad

Who calls out from his abode

To his wife on the road

“Watch out, mama toad!”

There are things on the road that rumble and run.

Things that will squish you to dry in the sun

Let’s not forget our marital roles.

What would I do with 100 tadpoles?

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Father’s Day Haiku

Fireside Father

In a hearty fire

the smell of hickory smoke

a boy and his dad.


In memory of Glen Duncan (1935-2007).

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Haiku spring

No Rain, No Rainbow

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

after the rain came

the sun, in the azure sky

turned brown into green


He has made everything beautiful in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:10a (NIV)

Twenty-two years ago, this summer, my life hit rock bottom. By God’s grace, I’m still here. Friend, if you’ve been there, you can make it too!

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Haiku spring

New Morning


The glistening grass

a sassy wren sings along

with the breeze at dawn


Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NIV)

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Haiku

Spring Surprise


warm wind from the south

quickly turns cold from the north

weathervane whiplash


“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.“

John 3:8 (NIV)
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Haiku

Rainmaker


on the cloudless plains

the merciless sun beats down

yet the flowers hope


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
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Haiku spring

Assurance of Spring

Photo by Gary Fultz on Unsplash

Everybody falls.

And, by God’s grace, we return

like flowers in spring.


The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God endures forever.

Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)