Rain – Haibun

Happy Solstice and a brilliant full moon here in the Northern hemisphere tonight!

This poem does not fit the prompt. We’re supposed to pick a Japanese word for “rain”. But these words are very specific, and I don’t speak Japanese. I’ve always been warned not to use words I don’t truly understand. So, I cannot choose a Japanese word for “rain” as a title. No, I have enough trouble raining on me when I write haiku or haibun, not English forms of poetry, although Heaven knows we commandeer everything as our own sooner or later! All I can say, in my native tongue of not-the-Queen’s-English, is let the rains fall where they may, and here is the haiku that is unfit, unprompted, but not unappreciated!

Pouring, cursed, bless-ed
Four seasons, with more in life
Stirring rains of change


Written in a nonconformist way for
dVerse.

Weather – Haibun

The weather affects me, whether I like it – or not. What else can truly tell me how to dress for the day? Anything but the weather itself is just someone else’s opinion. What else dictates whether I spend time outside? And if so, doing what? Playing an instrument? Riding a bike? Sledding? Only the weather can tell me; only the weather whethers the changing days.

Waking atmosphere
Bringing in the morning light
Wordless, shaping day.

My first Haibun (prose and Haiku) for
dVerse.

(Get Back on That Pony and) Ride

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. Life is like a pony ride.
It’s calm and smooth at times.
But when it kicks you and throws you down,
It’s not so gentle and kind.
But
Refrain:

2. You trot through meadows with flow’rs in bloom,
And colors all ablaze.
Then slog through spongy, muddy ground
When life has turned to grey.
But
Refrain:

3. The rhythm of the clip and clop
And the beating of your heart,
They move together through this life
And up to greater parts.
So
Refrain: (Twice)

Refrain:
Get back on that pony and ride, my friend.
You won’t get where you’re goin’ unless you round the bend.
This journey has a purpose, and on that you can depend.
So get back on that pony and ride, ride, my friend.

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In every challenge…

This post from Purplerays inspired today’s
NaPoWriMo entry.
Thank you!

Challenge

Something to give
And good to receive.
Things to let go
And blessings to keep.
Challenge is change
But not what it seems.
Draw from the Spirit within.

Something to pick
And new life to grow.
Things to transform
And colors to show.
Challenge is work
Much more than we know.
Draw from the Spirit within.

Something to drop
And good to take up.
Things to pour out
To refill this cup.
Challenge is flowing
So don’t hold it up!
Draw from the Spirit within.

Purplerays

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…………….In every………..
……………challenge………..

………there is a lesson………
……………..to learn………..

……….and a blessing……..
…………….to keep……………

– (~Zen Garden~)

Photo & text credit: “Whispers” https://www.facebook.com/Whispers-108030962700575/?fref=photo

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Paradise

Happy Easter! May the blessings of the Resurrection be with you, now and in any moment!

Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. In every trial
And extra mile,
Through all the while,
The peace in knowing;
In His Presence be still.
And every day
There is a way
To be ok
And feel the blessing
Of the Power that heals.
Refrain:

2. There is a Word
That isn’t heard,
But it is stirred
So deep inside us
By the Spirit of Love.
So much to be
And do and see
When we believe
Upon the living
Christ and Father above!
Refrain:

We may be with Him
In Paradise!

Refrain:
For Christ is risen!
And hope is given
That we may live in
Paradise!
Safe in His keeping,
Waking and sleeping,
Laughing and weeping,
He is our Light!

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

Based on mystical meditation and Aquarian Gospel 150, Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11: The Triumphal Entry.

Some Christian denominations take a break from the word (and hymn if they use one) Hallelujah during Lent, and “resurrect” it at Easter. Metaphysics has no preference, as many Metaphysical ministers don’t even use the word. I, however, like the way “Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!” sounds, so it’s included here.

Today is Palm Sunday, as well as Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere, and Full Moon is in 3 days! May we cooperate with the God-within, Source and Creator of all nature!

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen! – Lyrics

Note: My usual recording device is on the fritz; I apologize for this poorer quality.

Instrument: Nell – Long Neck Soprano Ukulele
(Reentrant Bb tuning)

Refrain:
Hosanna! Son of David,
Lord of hosts, and king of kings!
He’s come to love;
Above all heav’n and earth we sing!

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

1. Riding on a donkey,
But not sitting on a throne,
Jesus showed the world
How the kingdom can be won.
Refrain:

2. “Hosanna in the highest!”
In joyful voices raised.
With open hearts and minds,
The little children sang and praised.
Refrain:

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

3. Humbly Jesus came to earth
To do the Father’s Will.
And humbly does the Christ unfold,
Our purpose to fulfill.
Refrain:

4. If we don’t sing His praises,
But choose to keep our peace.
The stones will start to cry out;
May His glory never cease!
Refrain:

Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!
Hosanna! Hallelujah! Amen!

Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves a mark
On every ripened heart.
The shadows drawing down
Are equal to the spark.

But as the sunlight fades
And heat becomes the shade,
Remember there is more
Than what we see displayed.

As outward nature dies,
May inner spirits rise,
For gentle autumn leaves
Are shedding Light inside.

For support in this or any time of transition,
Metaphysical Treatment Services
may be helpful.

Related

Wings of Autumn
Autumn Transitions
Phoenix Rising – Meditation Poem
Live Like a Leaf Meditation