Justice and Mercy

A devil pointed out some sin
That happened long ago.
I knew that justice ought to win.
A devil pointed out some sin,
But mercy found a back way in
So gratitude could grow.
A devil pointed out some sin
That happened long ago.

Linked to dVerse Open Link Night where Lillian is hosting.

The form of this poem is a triolet. However, I didn’t follow all the rules about the meter, so perhaps it is best described as “almost a triolet”. I will be featuring the triolet next Thursday on dVerse Meeting the Bar.

Vine and Palm Tree

Poppies

Colorful when given light
Shadows turn away
Waking bravely from the night
Colorful when given light
Proof beyond the sense of sight
Like a rainbow’s sway
Colorful when given light
Shadows turn away

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the theme of “to be a flower”. I picked poppies at least that is what I think those brightly colored flowers are in the photos. The form of the poem is intended to be close to a triolet.

Not Winter
Not Winter

The Dark and the Light

Morning’s sun takes evening’s dark
To bring on light past gray.
Fading stars in silence mark
Morning’s sun with evening’s dark
Like old fears swept away
Refreshed by night for day.
Morning’s sun takes evening’s dark
As light wipes out what’s gray.

Linked to The Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale’s theme is “the dark and the light”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. What brings a smile this week is waking up in the morning realizing I have another opportunity to smile.

Morning
Morning

Tracks

  Covering a lie is
like covering one's tracks
  in the snow.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Amaya is hosting with a four part challenge: (1) The poem must tell a story in one sentence. (2) The poem must explore the theme of ‘the end of civilization as we know it.’ (3) The story must tell of an odd or embarrassing incident, either heard about, witnessed, or autobiographical. (4) It must be improvised.

It is one sentence. I lifted it without revision from my notebook so it is an improvisation. I suppose ‘snow’ could be analogous to ‘civilization’. The futility of covering one’s tracks in the snow might suggest a story where a protagonist is motivated to hope the snow melts (civilization ends) at least until the protagonist realizes that lies without the cover of civilization could be easier to spot.

Most Recent Page From My Notebook.

From Above

From above on rocky hill
I see green trees below me.
The wind blows as it wildly will
Far above this rocky hill.
Distant curves of mountains fill
Horizons blue like wavy sea.
From above on rocky hill
So many trees below me.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting with the word “fill”.

Also linked to The Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “From Above”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. My smile this week comes from the memories of Palmer’s Park in Colorado Springs and the many hours spent walking there.

Looking Down
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile
The Cosmic Photo Challenge

OLN

Stretching limbs of autumn
Water somewhere near
The silence that the forest holds
Brings peace to ears that hear.

Linked to dVerse Open Link Night (OLN) where Grace is hosting.

Water Nearby

Sunday

Sunday’s when the mission church
From morning into night
Does its best with faithful rest
To praise the Lord of light.

The Lord of life who guides us all
When dawn proclaims the day
And we awake with thanks to take
Our part in some small way.

Linked to Dverse Poetics where SaraSouthwest is hosting with the theme of days of the week.

Birds Awaken